Update (Aug 28): I’ve created a Chromeless Meebo changelog page.
My chromeless meebo proof-of-concept got an upgrade this weekend (now at version 0.5). It’s been fully upgraded to .Net 2.0, which means that there are no more external dependancies. Also included are:
- Saving of preferences.
- Single clicking on the tray icon only toggles the buddy list – To toggle all Meebo windows, use double click.
- Tooltips no longer rotate when you recieve a message from a contact – They appear once only.
- ClickOnce magic – This means you can ‘install’ Meebo Browser via a web interface, and updates happen automagically.
- Splash Screen – With an AJAX loading widget provided by Ajaxload.
So you can take it for a test drive right now if you have the .Net 2.0 Framework installed (the ClickOnce page should detect if you don’t – and prompt you to install it). If you’re a Firefox user, then you might want to install FFClickOnce to ‘enable’ ClickOnce functionality correctly in Firefox.