[NBLUG/talk] Gaim weirdness with AOL

Lincoln Peters sampln at sbcglobal.net
Mon Aug 29 20:11:58 PDT 2005

Has anyone noticed that Gaim doesn't always show when a buddy on AIM is 
online?  A few days ago, I noticed a friend with both AIM and Yahoo (both of 
which I also use) was online with Yahoo, and initiated a conversation.  He 
told me that he was also online with AIM, yet my buddy list indicated that 
his AIM account was offline.

The other guy is running Windows XP, and is using the software provided by AIM 
and Yahoo for the respective IM accounts.  I don't know if this is a 
compatibility issue with Gaim or what.  Any ideas?

I'm using Gaim 1.3.1, which is the latest version available via 
Debian/testing.  I see on the Gaim website that the current version is 1.5.0, 
so maybe I should upgrade, bypassing the Debian repository?

Lincoln Peters
<sampln at sbcglobal.net>

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