[icq-devel] v5 sending offline messages

Remy Lebeau gambit47 at gte.net
Wed Dec 19 00:04:34 CET 2001

You're correct in that v2 and v5 are most likely being phased out on
purpose.  What you're not correct about, though, is why.  It is to switch
over to the v7 protocol, but it has nothing to do with advertising or using
AIM instead of ICQ.  It's because AIM and ICQ are being merged into a single
program (AOL owns both programs, after all) and the ICQ and AIM services
were previously not compatible with each other at all.  So v7 was adopted,
which grafts ICQ's commands into AIM's protocol architecture, so that the
two services can be merged into a single overall service.


----- Original Message -----
From: "William T Wilson" <fluffy at snurgle.org>
To: <icq-devel at blipp.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 2:47 PM
Subject: Re: [icq-devel] v5 sending offline messages

> Consensus seems to be that AOL has broken the V5 server on purpose in
> order to get people to switch to V7 (or, more likely, to get them to
> switch to the 2000b/2001 client so AOL can show them advertising, or to
> switch to AIM).

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