Fire Development

Posted by Thoughts and Ramblings on Monday, February 6, 2006

I started using Fire back in the days of Mac OS X Server (before the public beta). It was the only IM client for the mac in those days. In 2002 or so, I created a small patch that fixed the get info within AIM and added the box to display profile information. After that, my development exploded to include the following items

  • Switch AIM back to the OSCAR protocol and added buddy icons as well as file transfer(first OS X client to do this)
  • Enabled Tabbed chat windows, and wrote two of the three different tab styles
  • Used xhtml as the logging format to save all the data and enable future expansion
  • Enabled multiple logins per service (much needed feature) for version 2.0
  • Wrote a new and more efficient buddy list for version 2.0
  • Massively optimized sections of code and reorganized the class hierarchy to a better design for version 2.0

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