[Adium-devl] Computerworld Inquiry
rgovostes at gmail.com
Sun Jan 4 19:16:55 UTC 2009
On Jan 4, 2009, at 12:07 AM, Eric Richie wrote:
> Hey guys,
> A writer from Computerworld contacted me about including us in an
> article about all in one messengers. I gave him a few brief
> responses to get him started but I told him I'd get some responses
> from the rest of you and get back to him with more.
> His questions:
> 1. Generally, do you know where your users use your messenger the most
> -- in the office or at home?
Look at the Sparkle data around times when people typically have work
off (New Years', Christmas, Easter, President's day, etc). This might
give a hint.
> 2. What features would you say your messenger has (or will have) that
> makes it ideal for an office-use environment?
Bonjour support. I worked in an office for a few days where everyone
was on Bonjour. When I logged in I just showed up on everyone's buddy
list, without having to exchange screennames with a dozen people.
> 3. Any technical advice you would have for those who are considering
> using your messenger in an office environment? (For example, security
Mac OS X Server has a built-in Jabber server, which Adium can be
configured to connect to. I don't know whether they use SSL, but if
so, that will encrypt conversations. Otherwise, we support Off-the-
Record, a feature that encrypts messages sent over otherwise
unencrypted channels like AIM.
> 4. Finally, what would you say sets your messenger apart from the
> other all-in-one messengers? Why should people use yours first and
We're religious about usability. Adium fits in with the system but
allows a lot of customization (like how the message windows look). At
the same time, everyone on the team stresses over every change that
might hinder the user experience.
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