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« on: October 13, 2005, 07:35:09 AM »

Miranda discussion started in http://www.donationcoder....um/index.php?topic=1188.0


Trying Miranda - your link doesn't work by the way (either page doesn't display or I am told connection was refused).

It is certainly minimalistic - perhaps a bit too much for me, but it is nice to have different networks in one interface.
Strange, page opens here without a problem...

Minimalistic? Yes, on default... but if you like, you can blow it up to look more or less like the original MSN/ICQ/Yahoo or even way better! That's another thing I like about Miranda smiley The folks in #miranda on irc.freenode.net are mostly friendly and the forums are nice too.

Some examples of what is possible:













Interested? Then check out http://bluescreenofdeath.co.uk/Miranda/ for a quick-start guide, http://www.miranda-im.org/ is the main site.

It sure isn't suitable for people who got their first PC a few days ago, but it's perfect if you love many options and even more plugins to choose from!

Miranda rocks! Miranda rocks!
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2005, 08:39:27 AM »

Thanks, I'll carry on playing ...

The link now works - must have been a site glitch
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2005, 10:03:29 AM »

i actually like miranda's minimalistic default interface (though nice screenshots!)

as brotherS says, feel free to test it out by joining us in the official irc #donationcoder channel on efnet irc.
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2005, 02:46:59 AM »

Miranda is great. I don't use it at home but I keep it on my USB Drive along with portable Firefox and Thunderbird. Great for when I'm out of town...just pop my jump drive into any computer and I'm connected to my contacts instantly. Lot's of great plugins too.

Never, ever would I use this in place of mIRC though...no way!
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2005, 04:26:17 AM »

Miranda is great.

Never, ever would I use this in place of mIRC though...no way!
Well, if you want/need to use lots of scripts you really MAY want to use mIRC.

If you want all the really important basic stuff and a few scripts plus a really nice, very customizable GUI you'll want Miranda (I do).
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2005, 04:53:04 AM »

i'd put it differently.

if you use and love irc, you most likely want a dedicated irc client.  mirc is a great one.
(see the donationcoder.com encryption addon for mirc here: http://www.donationcoder....r/mircryption/index.shtml)
(see the donationcoder.com mirc script pack here: http://www.donationcoder....Mouser/mircpak/index.html)

But if you ever want to talk to others occasionally who ask you "do you have such-and-stuff instant messenger", then a nice multi-protocol free lightweight messenger tool like miranda is a good solution
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2005, 05:06:02 AM »

i'd put it differently.

if you use and love irc, you most likely want a dedicated irc client.
Well, I love and use IRC a lot (on 4 servers) and Miranda does a great job there 24/7 smiley Miranda IRC has vastly improved over the years, the latest version with tabbed interface and stuff is great! And, unlike mIRC, it's free.
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2006, 05:07:11 PM »

A new, slightly updated Miranda version is out - and I updated my first post cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2006, 06:38:48 AM »

...and 0.4.0.2 STILL has issues with the MSN protocol, and STILL sometimes gets caught in an infinite loop when you close it (leaving the process running which you then manually have to kill).

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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2006, 08:31:49 AM »

I'm currently only using IRC + ICQ + AIM and am completely satisfied  Thmbsup
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2006, 10:19:33 AM »

Yeah well, MSN is bugged. Bleh. I'd prefer using miranda for icq+msn and get rid of msn messenger, but mirandas msn protocol support is just too buged. Bleh.
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2006, 03:46:58 AM »

I have been using Trillian ever since its creation and was very satisfied with it because it's very simple and gets the job done.  I have tried Miranda a couple of times back in the days but was always turned off by its random crashes and its MILLONS different configuration settings (probably more settings than ms office!!!).

However, during a casual chat with brotherS, he mentioned a new release just came out and asked me give it another shot.  I did just that and patiently went through the 218379821798123 configuration options.  Now I finally realize how much more powerful and flexible Miranda is compared to Trillian.  The latest build is very stable.

Anyway, for those of you who were afraid of Miranda's infinite configurability, don't be.  It's totally worth your time.  Give it a shot.  I love it.  If you see me coming in and out of IRC like a madman, it's most likely I am hard at work configuring my Miranda smiley

A big thank you to brotherS for convincing me to make the switch!!!!









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Report generated at: 01:34:50 on 21 February 2006

CPU:         Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.70GHz [x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 6]
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP [version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2]
Installed RAM: 1535 MBytes
Free disk space on Miranda partition: 644 MBytes
Miranda path: C:\Program Files\Miranda IM
Miranda IM version: 0.4.3 alpha build #47 Unicode
Build time: 21:41:44 on 10 February 2006
Profile size: 676.13 KBytes
Profile creation date: 20 Feb 2006 at 23:14:01
Nightly: Yes
Unicode core: Yes

Active Plugins (34):
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AIM.dll v.1.4.2.3 [28 Nov 2005] - AIM TOC2 Plugin
chat.dll v.0.3.2.1 [11 Feb 2006] - Chat (Unicode)
clist_nicer.dll v.0.6.0.4 [11 Feb 2006] - CList Nicer+ (Unicode)
crashrpt.dll v.0.0.0.2 [21 Dec 2005] - Crash Report
dbeditorpp.dll v.3.1.2.0 [20 Sep 2005] - Database Editor++
dbx_3x.dll v.0.5.5.1 [21 Oct 2005] - Miranda database - with AutoBackups
findAmsg.dll v.0.2.1.0 [02 Feb 2005] - Find A Message
gmailm.dll v.0.2.4.2 [08 Feb 2006] - Gmail Multiple Notifier
help.dll v.0.1.2.2 [11 Feb 2006] - Help
historypp.dll v.1.4.0.0 [31 May 2003] - History++
historystats.dll v.0.1.0.3 [27 Jan 2006] - HistoryStats
ICQ.dll v.0.3.6.12 [11 Feb 2006] - IcqOscarJ Protocol
import.dll v.0.9.2.2 [11 Feb 2006] - Import contacts and messages
IRC.dll v.0.6.3.7 [11 Feb 2006] - IRC Protocol
IRC2.dll v.0.5.1.3 [20 May 2005] - IRC Protocol
jabber.dll v.0.4.3.0 [11 Feb 2006] - Jabber Protocol (Unicode)
linklist.dll v.0.1.1.1 [17 Jan 2006] - History Linklist
MetaContacts.dll v.0.9.19.12 [19 Feb 2006] - MetaContacts Plugin
msn.dll v.0.4.3.0 [11 Feb 2006] - MSN Protocol (Unicode)
NetAccessNotify.dll v.2.7.1.0 [13 Dec 2005] - NetAccessNotify
png2dib.dll v.0.1.3.0 [11 Feb 2006] - PNG images processor
PopUp.dll v.2.0.3.8 [22 Sep 2004] - PopUp Interoperability
quicksearch.dll v.1.3.0.2 [19 May 2005] - Quick Search
scriver_unicode.dll v.2.3.0.6 [16 Feb 2006] - Scriver
simplear.dll v.1.0.0.0 [28 Oct 2005] - Simple Auto Replier
smileyadd.dll v.0.1.11.10 [13 Feb 2006] - SmileyAdd
StartupStatus.dll v.0.0.3.1 [26 Jul 2005] - StartupStatus
updater.dll v.0.4.0.8 [19 Feb 2006] - Updater (Unicode)
V_RecentContacts.dll v.0.0.0.3 [23 May 2005] - Recent Contacts
VersionInfo.dll v.1.0.1.17 [03 Feb 2006] - Version Information
WhoIsReadingMyStatusMsg.dll v.0.0.1.0 [22 Jan 2003] - WhoIsReadingMyStatusMsgNotify
WorldTime.dll v.0.2.6.2 [05 Sep 2005] - World Time
Yahoo.dll v.0.3.0.9 [11 Feb 2006] - Yahoo Protocol Beta/Nightly


End of report.
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2006, 03:42:20 AM »

Miranda is becoming popular in DC's IRC channel!  smiley thumbs up

If you want to step forward from using Trillian, there's even a Trillian message history importer: http://addons.miranda-im....tion=viewfile&id=1929


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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2006, 11:10:54 AM »

hey brothers, I'm here at work trying out miranda, and I don't have time to figure out how to set the whole irc thing up.  If possible, could you give me a quick step by step instructions on how to get the dc channel up and running.  All I've done so far is install miranda.  I started to put stuff in the irc options, but i don't know the server names and stuff.  On mirc, i would just pick a random server and connect.  Please help!

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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2006, 11:15:58 AM »

I think you just need to read http://bluescreenofdeath.co.uk/Miranda/ - that has the link to the server-list (that you don't seem to have installed yet) and other hints for setting Miranda up for IRC.

If that doesn't help, scream for more help! cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2006, 11:57:46 AM »

OK, i got the irc server list.  But I still can't connect, I keep clicking online, and nothing happens.  And how do I stop the icq message from coming up every time I start miranda, saying I don't have it configured.  I'm only using this for irc.
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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2006, 11:59:30 AM »

And how do I stop the icq message from coming up every time I start miranda, saying I don't have it configured.  I'm only using this for irc.
If you're only using the irc network, it makes sense to disable all other network plugins. Goto options-> plugins and disable msn, icq, jabbler, etc Wink
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« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2006, 12:03:28 PM »

Thanks, I disabled all of those.

I'm behind a proxy here, I wonder if that's why I can't connect...
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« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2006, 12:08:04 PM »

'm behind a proxy here, I wonder if that's why I can't connect...
In options>network, there is the proxy configuration. I don't have a proxy, so i can't test it, though.
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« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2006, 12:29:47 PM »

yeah, you know, I don't think I have access to do this from work.  I think they've blocked off any kind of chatting.
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« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2006, 08:02:51 PM »

yeah, you know, I don't think I have access to do this from work.  I think they've blocked off any kind of chatting.

superboyac: if you're behind a corporate/school firewall, you're out of luck... ohmy
read this for info on using a web-based im client that is less likely to be blocked.
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« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2006, 08:19:55 PM »

yeah, you know, I don't think I have access to do this from work.  I think they've blocked off any kind of chatting.
If you are working for a big employer there's a chance they are not only trying to block it but also recording every single key stroke for profiling purposes - in that case you only should use Miranda at home.
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« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2006, 02:59:08 AM »

I updated the screenshots in my first post, many of the old ones became offline. I still love using Miranda every day! If you didn't tried it before, use it to visit DC's IRC channel!
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« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2006, 10:31:34 AM »

Id be more tempted if someone posted a picture of a skin that doesnt look so ugly and so Windows 95 looking.


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« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2006, 10:53:47 PM »

BrotherS, i need your help with using two different IRC servers at the same time on Miranda. since, it's a bit off-topic, i posted here.

i would appreciate if you can help me. Wink
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