Windows Live Messenger 8.5 is an updated build as part of the Wave 2 series. New features include a new UI, improved Vista support, and more integration with Live Folders and Sharing Folders, as well as a new installer and the usual assortment of bugfixes.
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 (selected in 'Test Results' table below)
What does not
Login needs winetricks to work
Graphics are buggy but still usable
I can send messages, but I can't see them. Text is missing (emoticons do work)
When trying to send an offline message, program freezes and needs to be killed.
New style borderless windows are not handled well as it crashes my window manager (WindowMaker) constantly if "Show the menu bar" option isn't enabled
"Audio and video setup"
Sending my webcam causes WLM to crash
What was not tested
Login only works in Windows 2000 mode (in WinXP mode it tells you to upgrade WLM). You also need to
install following packages with winetricks:
# winetricks corefonts gdiplus msls31 msxml3 riched20 riched30 tahoma flash gecko