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emesene under the GNOME desktop environment
|Stable release||1.6 / January 6, 2010|
|Preview release||Git: 2.0|
|License||GNU General Public License|
emesene is an open source instant messaging client designed for use with Microsoft's .NET messenger service. It is a clone of Windows Live Messenger. emesene is the Spanish pronunciation of MSN, former name of Windows Live Messenger.
Its goal is to replicate the functions of the official Windows Live client in a simpler, cleaner and easier to use interface.
emesene is licensed under the GNU General Public License, and is developed by Luis Mariano Guerra along with other contributors.
The current version of emesene is 1.5 and is compatible with the Windows Live Messenger protocol MSNP15.
Official Windows Live Messenger features supported by the client are:
- Offline messaging
- Personal messages
- 'Now Playing' personal messages
- Contact list retrieval from server
- Nickname retrieval from server
- Tabbed chat windows
- File transfer
- Webcam support (still in development)
Other features specific to emesene are:
- Plugins (now playing, AES Encryption, Gmail checker, POP3 mail checker, spell checker, Youtube videos, last.fm song reporting, MSN Premium and others)
- Minimize to notification area (System Tray)
- Window and icon themes
- Emoticon themes
- Multilingual support
- Official website
- Official forum
- Official blog
- emesene on SourceForge
- emesene on FreshPorts
- Portable Windows version
- emesene vs. aMSN