JBuddy Messenger Pro
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JBuddy Messenger Pro is a cross-service, cross-platform enterprise IM client for J2SE compliant Java enabled PCs, Macs and devices. JBuddy Messenger Pro supports AIM, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Lotus Sametime, Jabber, and Zion's JBuddy Message Server on all the major operating systems including Windows 98, NT, 2000, XP, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, OS/2, etc. Mo< Future enhancements of JBuddy Messenger Pro are already in development to provide a rich set of enterprise IM features. JBuddy Messenger Pro is available as a free demo download. Standard Install Anywhere installer is
What's New
Version 3.2.111216:

General Enhancements

  • Updated JBuddy Server protocol support for authentication using LDAP and Active Directory
  • Updated JBuddy Server protocol support for host/port discovery through DNS SRV
  • Fix to Connect To Service Menu - now prompts for password if one is not saved on that account
  • Update to AIM to protocol to display changes to AWAY messages (from one AWAY message to another)
Version 3.2.111216:

General Enhancements

  • Updated JBuddy Server protocol support for authentication using LDAP and Active Directory
  • Updated JBuddy Server protocol support for host/port discovery through DNS SRV
  • Fix to Connect To Service Menu - now prompts for password if one is not saved on that account
  • Update to AIM to protocol to display changes to AWAY more...
Requirements
  • Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • Java 6 or later



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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Nov 2004
Wow, man. Wow. Sounds just like Adium with a $30 price tag! Why, oh, why would a OS X user use Java over a Cocoa application?
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 10 Feb 2005
I haven't used this app, but to answer your question about why using Java over Cocoa. Cross-platform, plain and simple. Some may want to stick to one interface on all OS's that they use, especially in a cross-platform work environment.
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Anonymous commented on 22 Sep 2005
This application is supported commercially. That means companies can purchase licenses and deploy and get support, updates, etc. Some companies are willing to pay for that. In addition, JBuddy Messenger Pro uses the STComm.jar library available from IBM which means it's officially blessed by IBM for Lotus Sametime connectivity. Adium uses an open source library called 'meanwhile' which can't claim this. In addition JBuddy Messenger Pro runs on nearly any reasonable operating system with similar look and feel. Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, etc.
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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Apr 2004
first off i'll give some props to the developer because making an app like this is very hard. however personally i don't like this app.
it doesn't look like a Mac application in any way shape of form. mac apps do not have the menu bar at the top of the window, they have them at the top of the screen. if you're going to take the time to make the app on os x make it look and feel like the user is using a mac os x app.
[Version 0.9.0331]

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Anonymous commented on 23 Nov 2004
It was NOT designed for the Mac from the ground up. You have to realize that Java applications are meant to be cross platform. Because of this functionality you will lose the inherent beauty of native applications, especially OSX. If the author were to make it pretty it would no longer be a cross platform application.
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Anonymous commented on 25 May 2005
a good developer would have code to detect the environment the app is running in, and change it to work accordingly. i have personally developed java apps that have a menu bar at the top of the screen, so i can vouch that the code is pretty trivial... the best apps are the ones with attention to such detail :)
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Anonymous commented on 22 Sep 2005
newer versions beginning with 1.1.0524 include technology that makes JBuddy Messenger Pro look a lot more native on the Mac including the brushed metal look.
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Downloads:7,198
Version Downloads:225
Type:Internet : Chat
License:Demo
Date:11 Dec 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $30.00
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JBuddy Messenger Pro is a cross-service, cross-platform enterprise IM client for J2SE compliant Java enabled PCs, Macs and devices. JBuddy Messenger Pro supports AIM, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Lotus Sametime, Jabber, and Zion's JBuddy Message Server on all the major operating systems including Windows 98, NT, 2000, XP, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, OS/2, etc. Mo< Future enhancements of JBuddy Messenger Pro are already in development to provide a rich set of enterprise IM features. JBuddy Messenger Pro is available as a free demo download. Standard Install Anywhere installer is used. Since JBuddy Messenger Pro stores preferences locally and makes network connections to other computers (AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, ZionSoftware.com for new version checks and mini-ads) unrestricted access is necessary to use this IM client. Our jars have been signed with a Thawte Code Certificate for your protection. Please visit Zion's store page or send email for licensing and branding discussions.


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