MSN Client 3.5*
A hack over the Alberto Bertogli's client
I've started to use the Alberto Bertogli's MSN Client on his 3.4
When I used the client for the first time, I noted some useful features
that the client could have and I've been working on this.
I've written or contributed on an important part of the 3.5 release, but
some latest features I've implemented weren't included at this official
This is my own version of the 3.5 version released by Alberto Bertogli;
the differences between the 3.5 and the 3.5* are:
When I've started to write the MSNCP, I didn't want to inherit the
non internationalizated format in the date's log.
List with realnicks: I've written all the realnicks support at the
3.5, it's incomplete without a listing.
Multiline messages: A useful feature to paste text in a message.
(*) Switchboards reports: A switcheable complete way to know the status of a conversation,
if a friend opens or closes the chat window and so on.
(*) Managment of friend connections: The version of my patch that was
implemented at the 3.5 is differ that my original work. Since the disconnection
is managed by the client as a particular case, I manage the changed in
the status after a no-connection as a particular status (note that the
"status after..." couldn't be an online status) this feature'll never be included
on the official version, it affects the client's logging.
Expiration typing: The typing advisory has an (incomplete) timeout.
Custom emoticons support: The 3.5 release doesn't have any support and
could not parse messages with custom smilies. The 3.5* has a (poor) parser
You can dowload the complete tar.gz package of the MSN Client 3.5 with the * patch
(*) Date's log: This 3.5* version has all the log's dates in the universal ISO format.
You also can download the patch to manualy apply it from here.
The diffs between the 3.5 and the 3.5* are only on the msn and the
msnrc.sample; you can download only this modified files and replace the old ones.
The MSNCP is completly compatible with the MSN Client 3.5* but it isn't
compatible with the MSN Client 3.5. The hard incompatibility is on the log files on the three (*) marked items at the MSN Client 3.5* section, and the clients are not interchangeable.
If you are a MSN Client 3.5 (or any previus version) user and you want to use both
the MSNCP and the MSN Client, please, use the MSN Client 3.5* unless
the changes on the date formatting will be applied on the official branch.
If you use the MSNCP
and the MSN Client 3.5 (or less) over the same history dir your log files will
The MSN Client 3.5* will not have any mantaining; the real project is on the official branch.
I'll publish newest patches if the MSN Client has new releases, buy I'll not write new code or new features.
The MSN Client 3.5* is only to make the MSNCP client compatible with the MSN Client.
©2005-07-05 by Sebastián Santisi (s (at) ntisi.com.ar)