This version introduced features such as handwriting and nudges.
Virtually everything I tested, which includes all general IM functions, adding smileys and using them (animated or otherwise), winks, logging in and out and having it work without a crash, applying a color scheme to the program or a picture background, using an avatar (set to small size), and a few other small things.
What does not
Using avatars set to the bigger size, running without DLL overrides, and the tab listing a minimized chat window will not blink when a new message is recieved.
What was not tested
Webcams and some other random settings I can't name off the top of my head.
I'd give it a gold but I don't know if there are bugs in the other features of MSN. However, it's great this is working. I didn't really care if it worked or not, but the rest of my family sure like having a familiar piece of software to use for IM (none of them like Pidgin or Kopete).
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 07 2011||1.3.17||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 01 2009||1.1.16||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Jaime Rave Torres|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 09 2009||1.1.12||Yes||Yes||Silver||Claudio|
|Current||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 11 2008||1.1.6||Yes||Yes||Silver||Justin Soulia|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 20 2008||1.1.0||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|201||Igowin: masking problem - image is not transparent||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|3534||Systray icons are not transparent...||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|5162||Multiple applications need ITextServices::TxDraw and ITextServices::TxGetNaturalSize implementation (Google Talk, WebLoad, XMPSetup, ICQ 6.x, Kugou Music, QQ, Wechat, PVSYST)||NEW||View|
|6054||MSN Messenger crashes due to missing BSTR length field||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|8300||Title bar shown in window style that does not have one||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|8555||No large display pictures in MSN Messenger 7.0||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|8672||MSN Messenger 7.0: Can't Sign In||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|9354||MSN Messenger is Not Showing the images correctly||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|10065||MSN Messenger Doesn't Show New Conversation Windows||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|10066||MSN Messenger: Emoticon and Winks menus are showed behind the window||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|10073||MSN Messenger 7.0 Crash while sign in||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|11941||No text in many areas of MSN Messenger 7.0||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|12179||MSN Messenger 7.0 crashes while starting||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|12180||MSN Messenger 7.0 crash while configuring the Webcam||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|12223||MSN Messenger 7 - winks do not appear||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|12447||MSN Messenger 7.0 crash while loading the Contact list||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|12965||Weird border in MSN Messenger when hiding tittle bar||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|13196||Icons with inverted color or without transparent background||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|15044||Random crash in MSN Messenger 7.0||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|15064||MSN Messenger 7.0 hangs after configuring the webcam||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|15334||richedit: cursor doesn't change when over a scrollbar||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|15435||Wine logs too verbose, quieter fixme's needed||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|16147||Webcam doesn't work||REOPENED||View|
|16474||MSN Messenger 7.0: Tabs content not loading||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|16769||MSN Messenger 7.0 Don't redraw the chat window correctly||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|16770||MSN Messenger 7.0: Chat window get the focus incorrectly||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|16772||MSN Messenger 7.0: Scroll bar in chat window don't have a limit||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|16807||MSN Messenger 7.0 Audio Conference doesn't work.||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|16920||Automatic download of dotnetfx installer doesn't work anymore||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|17404||MSN Messenger 7.0 does not sign-in||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|20187||MSN Messenger 7.x crash while changing the tabs||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
- Set wine to Win2K
- Do sh winetricks riched20 msxml3 flash
Then just install and enjoy it.