Windows Live Messenger - discontinued

Windows Live Messenger 2009 (14.0, Wave 3). The last supported version for XP.

Application Details:

Version: 14.0 (2009/Wave 3)
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.5

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Installer works but won't install messenger only silverlight// Installation from .msi// Running Windows Messenger live

What does not



What was not tested

Everything else

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I compiled a source version of wine with the patch ( from this bug Also installed ie6-full and msxml3 with winetricks

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze" x86_64Oct 29 20101.3.5No, but has workaround Yes GarbageCarlos Ruax 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 04 20101.2Yes No GarbageAndrew Marsden 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
18889 Multiple isolation-aware applications fail to load (MSN Messenger Live 2009, Lync 2010, Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, Quicken 201X)(embedded PE manifest search should support ISOLATIONAWARE_MANIFEST_RESOURCE_ID) STAGED View

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