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Re: GZG-ICQ online chat

From: agoodall@s... (Allan Goodall)
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 01:59:10 GMT
Subject: Re: GZG-ICQ online chat

On Fri, 17 Jul 1998 12:36:19 +0300 (EEST), Mikko Kurki-Suonio
<> wrote:

>I hate to point this out, but you neglected to answer my specific

Oops, sorry.

>- Is there a Unix client for ICQ?

There isn't one listed on the web site ( However,
are Java, Windows 95, WinNT, Win3.11, Windows CE, and Mac versions.

>  - Non-X-windows client?

Only if you include the Java version.

>    - Will there ever be (is it an open standard?)

No idea. Probably not an open standard, unless you count the Java

>- Is there a server in Europe?
>  - Scandinavia?

I'm not sure how ICQ works with respect to servers. I suspect that the
are only repositories for IP addresses of various users and that you
actually log on to a server to use ICQ. Certainly there's no logging in
anything like that. I did check and there are several Scandinavian ICQ
lists. One for Finland, 7 for Denmark, I think 7 for Sweden, etc. So,
are ICQ users in Scandinavia.

Allan Goodall

"We come into the world and take our chances
 Fate is just the weight of circumstances
 That's the way that Lady Luck dances
 Roll the bones." - N. Peart

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