Thursday, November 01, 2007

iChat loses again

I tried for a day or two to move myself to iChat instead of AdiumX. I figured that though there were limitations, iChat would be cool enough that I could work to find solutions to its problems. I'll go through the list of issues that I have, and comment on them.
  • No support for MSN or Yahoo

    I can just work around this with a Jabber transport. Yeah I won't have any functionality aside from chat, but that's fine.

  • No skins

    I guess I can get used to this.

  • File transfer doesn't work with gaim clients, even on AIM

    What the hell? OK this is getting silly.

  • Can't strip formatting on output

    This might not be clear, so I'll try to explain it better. If I want text to look a certain way on my side, I HAVE to send it that way to the person I'm talking to. I can't just send plain old text. It refuses to strip formatting information. this annoys other people who are too inept to strip formatting locally, and whine about it when they get things that look all weird on their end.

  • Can't combine buddy list windows

    You're telling me that on top of the other issues, I have to have 3+ buddy windows organized by medium? Who in the hell designed this piece of crap?
So after careful consideration, I've come to the conclusion that iChat sucks.

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