With all the great questions I've received, I've decided to copy an idea of Greg's and start a weekly mailbag post. You can post your questions in blog comments or send them to me directly. Here's the first set of questions...
Q: When will the next version of JAMS be released?
A: The new tenative release date for the next JAMS is 1/6/06.
Q: What will be in the next JAMS?
A: Greg and I are working on two great new plugins that add
much-requested functionality to Triton. The bug with Colorizer not
working if you have customized your font will be fixed. We will also be
looking into the reported iTunes issues.
Q: When can I develop my own plugin?
A: I cannot comment on dates, other than to say that we will be releasing the SDK "really soon".
Q: What if I don't want to wait?
A: You can get a head start by looking at the type library for
acccore.dll, which is installed in the AIM Triton folder under
"services/im". You can use the "oleview.exe" tool to view the type
Q: Anything more you can say about the plugin SDK?
A: As previously mentioned, the JAMS source code will be released with
the SDK. There will also be a number of other goodies and surprises.
Q: Can you make JAMS work with my favorite music player?
A: If you send us a code snippet or URL showing how to get the track info for said player, we will try to add it.
Q: Can you make a plugin that adds the alert icon to the buddy list?
A: AIM plugins cannot currently change the buddy list UI. However, a future version of Triton should have this feature.
Q: Can you make the settings button work for JAMS?
A: Unfortunately this is a bug in AIM Triton 1.0 and 1.1. It can't be fixed in JAMS, but it will be fixed in Triton 1.2.
Q: Can you make a version of JAMS for the Triton betas and one for Triton 1.0?
A: JAMS 2.2 and all future releases will work with Triton 1.0 and all
subsequent Triton releases, so there is no need for separate versions
Q: Can we have timestamps for every message in the logs?
A: Personally I think this clutters things up, but there has been
enough interest that I will try to add it as an option in a future JAMS.
Q: Can EzLogger use the default browser instead of IE to display logs?
A: I tried to make that work, but I could not figure out how to make
ShellExecute navigate to a URL with an anchor, so that the log is
scrolled to the end (e.g. file:///juberti.html#end). If you know of a
way, please let me know.
Q: Can you get working on a new Mac AIM?
A: We have been.