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ChatFX developer on iChat Theater

updated 08:00 pm EDT, Mon August 7, 2006

ChatFX, iChat Theater

Following Apple's Leopard demo today during the keynote address at WWDC, some users questioned if Apple had copied ChatFX with iChat Theater. The developer of the iChat plug-in issued an answer in the form of a blog post. "ChatFX relies on Quartz Composer which is brilliant and created by Pierre-Olivier Latour, Apple gives it out free to developers," stated lead developer Julian Miller. "Also iChat was necessary and is free from Apple and part of the OS. We may have inspired Apple but Apple definitely inspired us." Miller, a recent video guest on the MacNN podcast, said that there are indeed new features planned for ChatFX including support for more video chat applications such as Gizmo, Skype, and Yahoo IM. Julian Miller also reminded readers that, "Leopard is not available till sometime next year but people can get ChatFX and use it right now."

by MacNN Staff



  1. ibugv4

    Joined: Dec 1969


    oh no

    apple took something a 3rd party made and put it in their OS without any recognition? OH THE HUMANITY! What about WindowShade, AppSwitcher, hmm what else have they ripped off?

  1. The Godfather

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Support matters

    In ChatFX you can create your own effects. If the community creates about a hundred of them, it will be a better product than iChat Theater when it comes out.

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