updated 01:00 pm EDT, Wed April 21, 2004
Fire 1.0 released
is a final release of the multi-protocol internet Instant Messaging client based on freely available libraries for each service. The first release of the open-source project isthe culmination of 14 months of development effort, according to the Website. "It is released under the GNU GPL. All services are built off of GPL'd libraries, including firetalk, libicq2000, libmsn, jabber, and libyahoo2 (Linux libraries). Fire can handle similtaneous connections to AIM, ICQ, Yahoo!, IRC, MSN and Jabber."