Miranda IM v0.8.0 messaging client released
The Miranda IM developers have announced the release of version 0.8.0 of their instant messaging (IM) client. Miranda IM is an open source, multi-protocol IM client for Windows systems that includes support for protocols such as AIM (AOL Instant Messenger), ICQ, IRC (Internet Relay Chat), Jabber, MSN and Yahoo. The client features a plug-in-based framework that allows users to easily customise their installations with over 350 different plug-ins.
According to lead developer Robert Rainwater, version 0.8.0 of Miranda IM includes several bug fixes and hundreds of new features. The update includes a new Account Manager that supports multiple accounts for all protocols and SSL support is now built-in to take advantage of encrypted connections. Other enhancements include privacy settings & lists support for AIM, mail notifier functionality for MSN, file transfer improvements for Jabber and Yahoo 9.x protocol support.