I'm using centericq 4.9.2 straight from Debian unstable, and it works amazingly. I'm using AIM, ICQ, Yahoo! and MSN without caring besides CenterICQ color coding stuff for me. I can set my away/online status at once for all of them. It works out of the box, easy to use and has yet to crash on me. It can reconnect when there are problems, which used to be a problem in older versions.
UNIX FAQ, Anyone?
When I once read the UNIX FAQ, I distinctly remember
the question "how do I find out which directory my
executable is in?", and the answer was "you can't".
I was intrigued to see how this solves the problem --
predictably, the script in ROX-filer uses something'
like "APP_DIR = `dirname $0`". This breaks in so
many ways: what if I run "./AppRun"? dirname is "."
and if the application CDs anywhere...well, it's
screwed. Not to mention that it becomes dangerous
to have symbolic links to the script runner, etc. etc.
I must say that this turned me off quite a bit.