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GYach Enhanced

GYach Enhanced is a feature-rich, improved version of the original Gyach. It is the first Yahoo! client for Linux with voice chat capabilities. It offers almost all of the features you would expect to find in the official Windows Yahoo! client. The program offers support for chat, conferences, buddy lists, and My Yahoo content. In addition, Gyach Enhanced offers many features not available in the official Yahoo! clients for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Webcam support is under development and planned for the future. Unlike the original Gyach, GYach Enhanced is designed for Linux only.

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  •  04 Apr 2005 17:11

    Release Notes: A major bug that could cause repeated disconnections has been fixed, and handling of the Yahoo mobile messenger buddy group has been improved. Webcam broadcasting support has been extended to include several additional camera devices. The spam control module has been updated, and the login window's interface has been improved. Several minor updates to IMVironment support and other features have been made.

    •  30 Nov 2004 04:29

      Release Notes: Support has been added for longer status messages and XMMS plugin messages. Several bugs related to large buddy lists, cookies, faders, and Yahoo address books have been fixed. Handling of Yahoo news alerts has improved, and a news alerts status message has been added. Error notification, performance, and font rendering have been improved. A list of Yahoo links has been added to the Help menu, and new content is available on the My Yahoo tab.

      •  08 Aug 2004 11:17

        Release Notes: This release adds YCHT (Java chat) support, a login fix for the YMSG protocol, and numerous other bugfixes. An experimental photo IMVironment plugin has been added, the internal profile viewer has been rewritten, and several security flaws have been fixed. Major improvements have been made to the configuration window and the font support. The program now supports international profiles, disabling PM buzzes, and checking for new versions and project news.

        •  22 Jun 2004 08:54

          Release Notes: Support has been added for the new Messenger 6 features, including "display images" in PM windows, avatars, audibles, and stealth settings. A new French translation, SMS support, and complete Address Book support have been added. PM windows are more customizable and offer a scrollable typing area. Problems broadcasting Webcam images to Windows users have been fixed. The buddy list has been greatly improved, new My Yahoo! content has been added, and numerous bugs have been fixed.

          •  28 Apr 2004 06:51

            Release Notes: This release added a new XMMS status plugin and support for buddy groups, profile names, and Yahoo! news alerts. Major improvements were made to spam control, instant messaging, boot prevention, fader support, encryption, and accessibility. Voice chat, webcam, and sound events support were improved, and font support is now more flexible. A new profile viewer and a 'quick access' toolbar are available. The program starts faster and uses less memory, and many bugs and memory leaks were fixed.

            Recent comments

            25 Dec 2006 22:02 opalblue

            Re: Bad attitude
            A flame-worthy attitude.

            PhrozenSmoke, you're contradicting yourself. Why are you sharing your code and app via GPL if they are supposed to be for YOUR OWN USE only? Why not just keep it to yourself??

            I wrote my ideal Y! application and posted

            it to the net in case somebody else found it useful, but I am under NO obligation to 'help' anybody use it, build it, install

            it, or anything else.

            [...]

            You can think whatever you want about my attitude, but rather than whining, maybe you should do as I did and actually write

            some code and FIX these 'problems' you see with open source software

            You are hoping that users will find your open-source software useful. You even want them to "fix these 'problems'" they see in your software. Yet you're not kind to them and even refuse to help them. What a gratitude! What an attitude!

            The fact that your users see bugs in your app means that they appreciate and use your software. They are giving you knowledge about the bugs, which means that you now have the opportunity to learn more and improve your software more. Some of these users can even contribute patches to your code. But if you keep on rejecting your users, they will stop helping you and your software as well.

            You are not obliged to help your users. And the users are not obliged to help you, too. But give it some kindness, show some appreciation to your users, listen to them and your software will bloom with increased usability and acceptance. That's what Linus Torvalds did to Linux, that's what Richard Stallman did to GNU tools. That's what free software and open source is all about.

            28 Feb 2006 20:46 sanity

            Re: Bad attitude
            I don't understand why you bothered to paste that
            paragraph since nobody is questioning whether you have the
            legal right, under the terms of the GPL, to refuse to help
            your users with problems.

            The fact that you do refuse to help your users is a good
            reason for users to think twice before using your software,
            hence my warning.

            The tone of your responses here only reinforce my opinion
            that you have a serious attitude problem, judging by other
            comments here, I am not alone.

            14 Jan 2006 10:58 timothykaine

            Status
            This project should not be marked Stable nor Mature. It is aboslutely nowhere near stable, unable to go more than 5 minutes without segfaulting. Tested under several different distributions.

            13 Aug 2004 04:17 chance9528

            Re: Bad attitude


            > I AM the author of the software, and I

            > am not a "He" (You don't read very

            > well). No, I am not 'contemptuous' of

            > my users, but I make it VERY clear on

            > the site that Gyach-E and pY! Voice Chat

            > are applications I wrote FOR MYSELF and

            > decided to release to the general public

            > under the GPL. If you read the GPL

            > carefully, authors of software are under

            > NO obligation to provide technical

            > support to end users, thus the phrase

            > 'AS-IS' (from the GPL):

            >

            > "NO WARRANTY

            >

            > 11. BECAUSE THE PROGRAM IS LICENSED FREE

            > OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE

            > PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY

            > APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE

            > STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS

            > AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE PROGRAM

            > "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,

            > EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING,

            > BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED

            > WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND

            > FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE

            > ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND

            > PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU.

            > SHOULD THE PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU

            > ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY

            > SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION."

            >

            > I write the applications FOR MYSELF,

            > motivated by wanting to see certain

            > features implemented that I don't see in

            > other applications. In other words,

            > unlike people who whine about the

            > applications that are available, and

            > write NO code, I decided to do something

            > about it and write applications that I

            > like to use. I am not writing these

            > applications 'for' YOU or anybody else,

            > and if tomorrow, I were the ONLY user of

            > this application, that would suit me

            > just fine as I am simply writing what I

            > want to use on a daily basis. I wrote

            > Gyach-E, and other people happened to

            > start using it, but from its conception,

            > its goal was not to 'please the public'.

            > So, no, I am generally not interested in

            > providing 'technical support' to users

            > as, in reality, I've written these

            > applications to please myself, not you

            > and the general public. If you use

            > software under the GNU General Public

            > License, you should not 'expect'

            > anything beyond what the license

            > entitles you to, and the license does

            > not 'entitle' you to any technical

            > support or 'right' to email the author

            > with questions whatsoever. It is a

            > common misconception that every GPL

            > application out there has been written

            > to please 'the public' and that the

            > author has an obligation to sit around

            > and answer tech support questions from

            > the public. This is not one of your

            > 'rights' according to the GPL license,

            > you are not 'entitled' to it, and I

            > don't provide it: Plain and simple. I

            > wanted to see some new features in Y!

            > chat programs, I write code, I release

            > it (you like it or don't), I use the

            > application I've written for myself, and

            > I go on my merry way. After I've

            > written a new release, I'm eager to use

            > my application and do other things with

            > my time, and you and nobody else have a

            > 'right' to expect me to answer any

            > questions or provide 'technical

            > support'. The release of a GPL software

            > package does not give the public

            > at-large complete 'dominion' over the

            > software author's personal time. :)

            > Open source developers have lives too,

            > and some choose not to spend them

            > providing 'free tech support'. Open

            > source developers are not your personal

            > slaves and not all of them are writing

            > applications to please YOU: Many of them

            > are programmers writing stuff THEY want

            > to use for themselves who decide to be

            > kind enough to release it to the public

            > under the GPL. I could have just as

            > easily written the application and never

            > taken the time to upload it to

            > SourceForge for public consumption, but

            > it is not for YOU or anybody else to

            > 'assign' me additional duties as you see

            > fit, and trust me, you will not. I wrote

            > my ideal Y! application and posted it to

            > the net in case somebody else found it

            > useful, but I am under NO obligation to

            > 'help' anybody use it, build it, install

            > it, or anything else. The GNU General

            > Public License entitles you to free

            > software, NOT 'free technical support'.

            > You can think whatever you want about my

            > attitude, but rather than whining, maybe

            > you should do as I did and actually

            > write some code and FIX these 'problems'

            > you see with open source software:

            > Whining on forum boards doesn't get

            > applications written, writing code DOES.

            > Expect nothing in this world because you

            > are 'owed' nothing, and you won't be let

            > down. Think of GPL software as a

            > one-night-stand: It might be good, it

            > might be bad...but it either case, it

            > comes with NO COMMITMENT.

            >

            >

            >

            > % From the website:

            > % "DO NOT E-MAIL ME WITH QUESTIONS,

            > % REQUESTS FOR HELP, OR REQUESTS FOR

            > % TECHNICAL SUPPORT REGARDING ANY OF

            > THE

            > % SOFTWARE ON THIS SITE: NO

            > EXCEPTIONS."

            > %

            > % The author of this software seems to

            > be

            > % pretty contemptuous of his users :-/

            >

            >

            >

            If this was the attitude of linus, Linux must'nt have been developed. it would have been ignored like the other software in the net..

            28 Apr 2004 21:03 PhrozenSmoke

            Re: Bad attitude
            I AM the author of the software, and I am not a "He" (You don't read very well). No, I am not 'contemptuous' of my users, but I make it VERY clear on the site that Gyach-E and pY! Voice Chat are applications I wrote FOR MYSELF and decided to release to the general public under the GPL. If you read the GPL carefully, authors of software are under NO obligation to provide technical support to end users, thus the phrase 'AS-IS' (from the GPL):

            "NO WARRANTY

            11. BECAUSE THE PROGRAM IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE PROGRAM "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION."

            I write the applications FOR MYSELF, motivated by wanting to see certain features implemented that I don't see in other applications. In other words, unlike people who whine about the applications that are available, and write NO code, I decided to do something about it and write applications that I like to use. I am not writing these applications 'for' YOU or anybody else, and if tomorrow, I were the ONLY user of this application, that would suit me just fine as I am simply writing what I want to use on a daily basis. I wrote Gyach-E, and other people happened to start using it, but from its conception, its goal was not to 'please the public'. So, no, I am generally not interested in providing 'technical support' to users as, in reality, I've written these applications to please myself, not you and the general public. If you use software under the GNU General Public License, you should not 'expect' anything beyond what the license entitles you to, and the license does not 'entitle' you to any technical support or 'right' to email the author with questions whatsoever. It is a common misconception that every GPL application out there has been written to please 'the public' and that the author has an obligation to sit around and answer tech support questions from the public. This is not one of your 'rights' according to the GPL license, you are not 'entitled' to it, and I don't provide it: Plain and simple. I wanted to see some new features in Y! chat programs, I write code, I release it (you like it or don't), I use the application I've written for myself, and I go on my merry way. After I've written a new release, I'm eager to use my application and do other things with my time, and you and nobody else have a 'right' to expect me to answer any questions or provide 'technical support'. The release of a GPL software package does not give the public at-large complete 'dominion' over the software author's personal time. :) Open source developers have lives too, and some choose not to spend them providing 'free tech support'. Open source developers are not your personal slaves and not all of them are writing applications to please YOU: Many of them are programmers writing stuff THEY want to use for themselves who decide to be kind enough to release it to the public under the GPL. I could have just as easily written the application and never taken the time to upload it to SourceForge for public consumption, but it is not for YOU or anybody else to 'assign' me additional duties as you see fit, and trust me, you will not. I wrote my ideal Y! application and posted it to the net in case somebody else found it useful, but I am under NO obligation to 'help' anybody use it, build it, install it, or anything else. The GNU General Public License entitles you to free software, NOT 'free technical support'. You can think whatever you want about my attitude, but rather than whining, maybe you should do as I did and actually write some code and FIX these 'problems' you see with open source software: Whining on forum boards doesn't get applications written, writing code DOES. Expect nothing in this world because you are 'owed' nothing, and you won't be let down. Think of GPL software as a one-night-stand: It might be good, it might be bad...but it either case, it comes with NO COMMITMENT.

            > From the website:

            > "DO NOT E-MAIL ME WITH QUESTIONS,

            > REQUESTS FOR HELP, OR REQUESTS FOR

            > TECHNICAL SUPPORT REGARDING ANY OF THE

            > SOFTWARE ON THIS SITE: NO EXCEPTIONS."

            >

            > The author of this software seems to be

            > pretty contemptuous of his users :-/

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