October 30, 2007 at 7:11 pm #27877ratsMember
Did you guys check it out? What do you think?
Yahoo! Messenger 9 Beta (sorry, can't post link due to forum rules :|)
I for one was hoping for some tabbed chat but… meh…October 30, 2007 at 7:29 pm #165091mfenechMember
More fluff and a wardrobe change, nothing substantial or new. Just like with version 8.October 31, 2007 at 3:09 am #165088VvWolverinevVParticipant
Sooo weak for a new version, and on top of that, they have a lot of polishing to do before they can even bring it out of beta 🙁 Very disappointing.October 31, 2007 at 12:10 pm #165093
Well I must say, I wasn't all that impressed either. Compact view of the contact list is nice, but other than that I'm not seeing any real improvements.
To be fair, I just downloaded it this morning, so I've not given the tires a real kicking yet. But looks more like surface changes, not anything terribly useful.
-Doris-October 31, 2007 at 7:07 pm #165079DermotParticipant
It won't even run on my pc
So i never got the chance to look into it.October 31, 2007 at 11:13 pm #165077Jeff HesterKeymaster
I like the features described in our cover story: https://bigblueball.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41400
but I haven't put my hands on it yet to really test it.October 31, 2007 at 11:56 pm #165094
Oh I've found bugs already. We discovered issues in 1-1 calls, where only one person has mute, hold, and end call. If the person without them closes the window? Guess what!! The call is still open and live on both ends. Not real good when you have no way to mute ur mic or hang up. And the sound quality is hollow at best.
We were unable to test voice conference due to what I'm hoping were server issues, but that remains to be seen.
I'm even less impressed than I was this morning.
-Doris-November 1, 2007 at 2:12 pm #165083imported_Ven0mMember
I've found a LOT of issues, and have began reporting them to Yahoo via their Blog and the feedback forms. 🙂November 2, 2007 at 1:24 am #165090PhilipModerator
Yes, it's buggy. For instance, no display pictures available in chat windows, no IM environments, can't change the fonts (it reverts back), etc. Yahoo seems to be rushing in order to bring out THE latest version of its IM. Perhaps it could learn a thing or two from Microsoft, who won't be bringing out WLM9 until next year (at least that's what I heard).
P/S Venom, nice to see you back posting. Hope everything's OK now.November 2, 2007 at 2:49 pm #165078Jeff HesterKeymaster
I think everyone should keep in mind that this IS a “beta” version of Yahoo Messenger we're talking about. BETA means “expect bugs.” It means “not ready for general use.”November 2, 2007 at 8:58 pm #165092ratsMember
it also means “this is basically what you'll get”November 2, 2007 at 9:49 pm #165095
Perhaps I've been spoiled with my beta experiences with WLM. I've had a few very minor issues with theirs, but nothing like what I'm seeing in Yahoo. There's been such an outcry over the delays in the deployment of this beta, and the issues with Vista and the old versions, that it may well be they were virtually forced to put it out for public used earlier than they should have.
Does anyone know if there's a blog or page with “known issues” like WLM has?
-Doris-November 3, 2007 at 5:13 am #165086markiss666MemberDermot;224245 wrote:It won't even run on my pc
So i never got the chance to look into it.
hey dermot do you have mcafee security i uninstalled it then downloaded messenger upon reinstalling mcafee it stopped working so i tried again and just downloaded the virus part of mcafee and it worked fine i think it has to do with norton being installed with messy from what i heardNovember 3, 2007 at 12:18 pm #165084imported_Ven0mMember
I will say this, it's more stable than v8.1 in my opinion. I believe v8.1 has just as many bugs, if not more than v9.0 beta. I really hope they address them though. =)November 3, 2007 at 2:31 pm #165089VvWolverinevVParticipantmarkiss666;224303 wrote:hey dermot do you have mcafee security i uninstalled it then downloaded messenger upon reinstalling mcafee it stopped working so i tried again and just downloaded the virus part of mcafee and it worked fine i think it has to do with norton being installed with messy from what i heard
There's no reason to be running Norton or McAfee anyway. It's generally recognized among people who know that AVG free and Zonealarm are better choices 😉
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