I use Mint Debian on two of my laptops.
I maintain Mint 11 on three friends.
Debian on two servers. (which would never use an IM client)
Suggestion #1: If Trillian-Android is Java-based, why not
port a Java-based Trillian-GNU/Linux? (I don't know because I am
not a developer)
Suggestion #2: Have any GNU/Linux developers volunteered
to code for CS to help port to Linux (DEB/RPM/Source/Java)?
(I do not expect answers/responses)
My last Windows box died yesterday. I wil not replace it. So, as
of this moment, I am in IM-purgatory. (ugh) Having worked as an
admin in IT, I understand the difficulty CS faces with developing
and maintaining multiple clients. GNU/Linux is such a small
market-share that it would chew up their coding resources and
return very little.
Thank you CS for a fine product. It was nice to have while it
lasted. Keep up the good work for those who use smartphones, Mac,
and Windows. Your product is the best out there, IMO.
I agree with you, John. While I'm not such a fan of Java in
terms of how "chunky" it is, there's no doubt it's pretty universal
out there. It shouldn't be that hard to port. That is, assuming the
talk about Androids running on java is correct.
As for the poll, installing ubuntu on my laptop as I type
I've already posted this earlier: Java on Android isn't like
Java for openJRE/sunJRE.
Android Apps are written in Java, but compiled to the DalvikVM.
This requires you to have an OS supporting this VM, which currently
only Android does.
Taking the Java Code and compile for the normal Java VM will not
work, because of the missing framework libs and unsufficient
compiler support in terms of image, string and xml resources.
All in all: No you cannot just "port" the Android App to
Count me in on this. Running Trillian in wine has never worked
for me on Ubuntu and Fedora properly. I can get it to work, but it
crashes often, especially when adjusting settings. Also it cannot
Dock/Hide which is a key feature for me. I would love to see this
ported to a .deb and .rpm installers.
Hope to see it soon!
@ mpdeimos - Thank you for clarifiying. I figured that there
would need to be some code modifications, but nothing as drastic as
you described. I apologize for missing that when I skimmed through
the posts on this thread.
As it stands, I am becoming accustomed to Pidgin's format, and I
have been able to personalize the keystroke combinations close
enough. My biggest complaint about Pidgin now is that it generates
individual log files for each online session, rather than append to
one long one. But it's something I can live with.
Even if CS ported a version that would be ported to the standard
Java VM, by that time, I will have been imbedded in a version that
(while not optimal to my preferences) works well enough to become
familiar and keep and remains consistent across all my computers.
Without some compelling reason to switch back when I receive my
MacBook Pro, I'll end up staying with Pidgin.
Thank you for a great IM client for as long as I was able to use
it. I wish your company a continued long, well-earned succes.
Currently I use Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04, both 32-bit. On
Ubuntu, I've tried using Wine 1.3 to install and run Trillian. At
first, it would freeze right after logging in, and I had the
preferences freezing, too. I did some updates to Windows components
in Wine and now it runs until someone sends me an IM, at which it
As a workaround, I installed VMWare Player, installed Windows on
it, and run Trillian that way. Cumbersome but since I need Windows
for my media player, I figured it'd be worth a shot.
While I would love to see a Linux client, I would not mind using
the web version if support for it were expanded. If I could get
Skype access on Trillian for the Web, I'd be happy.
Pardon the double post, but I just wanted to give an update.
Today, I started Trillian on Ubuntu and disabled sounds, and it
works fine except for Skype not connecting. Notification pop-ups
are fine, but it looks like it's the sound that plays when I
receive messages that were causing it to hang.
At this point, I'm happy, though I'll probably continue to
fiddle with it. Of course, if it's possible, a dedicated Linux
client would still rock, and/or support for at least Skype on the
73 Posted by BoingoInsantiy on 17 Feb, 2012 09:50 PM
Been using Trillian since v0.7, and am a paid supporter! I have
been waiting for a Linux release for years and years, I don't
understand why companies refuse to deal with Linux... Mac and Linux
have the same roots, it can't be too difficult to port it. Also for
others in the comments, Mint is based off Ubuntu, which is based
off Debian, so it doesn't matter which it is ported to, it will
work on all of them, and I am sure it would be an even more simple
jump to support other distro's. Please please Please give us
Trillian for Linux! =)
The main reason I pay for and use Trillian is the history sync
feature. I move between my phone, my tablet, and my computer all
the time. Cerulean should release an api that lets (Linux)
developers sync history across multiple applications. As long as
the history is linked to users' Astra accounts, there is still an
incentive for Trillian lovers like me to pay up.
I'm not optimistic though. Trillian has yet to scale their iOS
app up to the iPad screen resolution. How many years has it
If a competitor comes along with history synchronization and
keeps their software up to date, I am certainly jumping ship. Or is
there already one that I am missing?