Monthly Archives: February 2007

using Miranda IM

I installed Miranda IM and found it is powerful to support multiple IM networks. Light and easy to use.

Miranda IM is a multi protocol instant messenger client for Windows. Miranda IM uses very little memory and is extremely fast. It requires no installation and can be fitted on a single floppy disc. Its powerful plugin system makes Miranda IM very flexible. Only the most basic features are built in, but there are currently more than 350 free plugins available for download that allows users to extend the functionality of Miranda IM. To see how users have customized their client, check out the screenshot section.

One issue I found is that it cannot add multiple accounts for given network.  The solution I found now is  to copy the network plugin dll and save as another file. In this way, I can add multiple MSN accounts into it.

Deploy Audio record in web page

Our audio record component can be used in web page via javascript or vbscript.

This allows developers to build online recording application by recording the audio on clients’ computer and uploading the audio file to servers. See more

One question is how to deploy audio record to client’s computer. Audio record component is based on ActiveX. Tradional way is to make a CAB file so web browser can download and install it.

But nowadays, ActiveX downloading and installing is not automatical way now as IE will always prompt dilaog for user to confirm installing those ActiveX files.

So another choice is to build a setup package and ask your user to install it before doing record. Setup can be built with the free InnoSetup builder.