Windows Live Messenger - discontinued

8.0 (Windows Live Messenger)

  • ­I managed installing it from the msi package. Then, i putted a gdiplus.dll in the workdir of the program, but it wouldn't run well.

Application Details:

Version: 8.0 (Windows Live Messenger)
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.18

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installation (Except that the licence field is blanked)

What does not

The program doesn't boot (The GUI doesn't show up)


What was not tested

Everything inside the application (as the GUI isn't displayed).

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

If this could work, I could do a bunch of things that GAIM, AMSN, Kopete, and others doesn't do right now: - Webcam Support (ok, only gaim doesn't) - Somes Games with regular MS-MSN user. - White board to draw online... I need this...

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 04 20091.1.18Yes Yes GarbageJake9999 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 08 20081.0-rc4Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 29 20080.9.58.Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 01 20070.9.46.Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 03 20070.9.42.No Not installable GarbageJaime Rave Torres 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4781 MSN Silently cannot connect to network CLOSED ABANDONED View
5838 Windows Messenger Live unable to access internet via LAN CLOSED DUPLICATE View
5965 MS Money 2007 deluxe trial setup fails CLOSED FIXED View
5971 MSN Messenger 7.5 has no username, password area CLOSED ABANDONED View
6310 Crash when the installer copy files.... CLOSED DUPLICATE View
6763 MSN messenger can not be installed CLOSED FIXED View
8498 MSN Messenger 7.x reports error 0x80070057 when signing in (failure to validate xml) CLOSED FIXED View
8555 No large display pictures in MSN Messenger 7.0 CLOSED FIXED View
9177 Windows Live Messenger Won't Install CLOSED FIXED View
9860 MSN 8.1 doesn't start, gdiplus:GdipImageGetFrameDimensionsList not implemented CLOSED FIXED View
9861 gdiplus:GdipImageGetFrameDimensionsList not implemented CLOSED DUPLICATE View
13777 Windows Live Messenger 8.x: can't write in login and password fields CLOSED DUPLICATE View
16769 MSN Messenger 7.0 Don't redraw the chat window correctly CLOSED FIXED View

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