A chat client with AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, Jabber, IRC, and ICQ support.
- Buddy list & Buddy retrieval from servers
- Chat windows, tabbed and non-tabbed
- Protocols: AIM/ICQ, MSN, Yahoo!, IRC
- File transfer
- Applying skins
- Chat logging and viewing/searching logs inside Trillian
- Setting states (like afk or N/A)
- Preferences window is prone to crash (use trillian.ini and other .ini files instead!)
- The installation itself works very well but at first-start the buddy icons to choose from are missing.
What does not
- some of the stuff in "Preferences"
What was not tested
- Video conference
See the HOWTO
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 18 2009||1.1.13||Yes||Yes||Silver||Mike|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 21 2008||1.1.6||Yes||Yes||Silver||Mike|
|Current||Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 10 2007||0.9.46.||Yes||Yes||Silver||TB2|
|Show||Ubuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 26 2007||0.9.31.||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
Some compatiblity issues with Compiz-Fusion should be expected, but it runs really well with CF, too. Because Trillian ships with its own borders you might want to do the following:
1. Open "CompizConfig Settings Manager"
2. Go to Effects/Window Decoration/General
3. add !(name=trillian) to "Decoration Windows"
This will prevent the window decorator to draw its window borders. You will use all the compiz effects if you do this though, so you might consider keeping the window decorator enabled for Trillian.
As the prefernces dialog is quite unstable, you can use the .ini files to configure Trillian. They are usually residing at:
If you loose your internet connection or if there are short interruptions, you might experience a lag between the connection breaking up and Trillian noticing that it is gone.