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A chat client with AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, Jabber, IRC, and ICQ support.

Application Details:

Version: 3.1 Pro
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.13

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What works

Trillian auto update check.  auto reboot locks up after install.  Manually kill trillian and reopen and updates are there.

Normal chat over ICQ, AIM and Yahoo.

Sending files over AIM via 'sendfile' button.

Using preference files from dualboot WinXP copied to wine c_drive

Minimizing chat window by clicking in taskbar.

Direct Connect features in aim,icq.

Opening trillian preferences and -some- options no longer crashes.Safe options are 'Installation & Setup', 'Identities', 'Away Mode', 'Contact List', 'Notifications', 'Text Convos', 'Video&Audio', 'Skins', 'Plugins', 'Advanced'

What does not

Initial contact list loading takes up to 30 seconds as compared to 2-3 seconds on XP.

* Dragging a file from desktop to text area to initiate 'send file'.

*** Dragging the contact list or a chat window across virtual desktops makes the window permanantly disappear.  Trillian must exit and reopen to get windows back.

Minimize button in chat window corner.

*** Some options in Preferences still crashes.  'Time Travel', 'File Transfer', 'Activity History',


What was not tested

'Send File' via icq
Yahoo special features.
Any network besides aim,icq,yahoo

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Basic features all work great. Preference windows crashing doesnt even qualify as an annoyance since you can edit the INI files easily enough and you dont really change prefs much once they are where you need them. Only reason it doesnt get a gold in my opinion is the chat windows getting 'lost' if you accidentally drag them too close to the edge of the screen. You have to exit trillian and reopen it to get them back. If it could be set to play nice on that respect it would meet all my needs.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 18 20091.1.13Yes Yes SilverMike 
CurrentUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 21 20081.1.6Yes Yes SilverMike 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 10 20070.9.46.Yes Yes SilverTB2 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 26 20070.9.31.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
25790 WM_SETTEXT handler for the user32 buttons generates WM_CTLCOLOR* inconsistent with Windows user32 CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO: Establish compatibility with Compiz / Configure preferences

A) Compiz-Fusion

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.

B) Preferences

As the prefernces dialog is quite unstable, you can use the .ini files to configure Trillian. They are usually residing at:
/home/username/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Trillian/users/global

C) Notes

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.


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