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I hope From Development Team Can Make Portable Yahoo Messenger & Live Messenger.
Very unlikely to happen because the licenses for those products probably don't allow it. The recommendation is to use PidginPortable or MirandaIMPortable instead.
For Live Messenger, assuming this is Windows Live, you could also try aMSNPortable, which may include enhanced functionality beyond the other two programs suggested, for that specific IM service.
Thanks Man , But you can send them ?
from the site here?
Are you behind a 'big firewall' perhaps?
I mean to write to Yahoo and Live for approval of the work of a portable version.
with the advise Darkbee gave you? The messenger is here for download.
iirc wlm and yahoo are very much reliant on the .net framework making it portable a useless endeaver, nor do I believe Microsoft or Yahoo would allow us to make it portable, I would go with the suggested alternatives instead if you want a portable solution.
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But Yahoo Messenger and windows live messenger is freeware. what the problem for create portable version ?.
It is not legal to redistribute, repackage or modify in any way a piece of software without permission. Open source nearly always gives you this permission (except with trademarks, in which case we get that permission as we did with Mozilla). Most freeware licenses are written to prohibit all of that, so we work with publishers to get permission and build it ourselves (like we do with IcoFX, XnView, etc) or give them the tools and let them build it (like 2X, TeamViewer, etc).
If we were to just take it and repackage it ourselves, that would be illegal (a violation of copyright law). Just because something is freeware doesn't mean you can do whatever you want with it. There are other portable software sites out there that do illegal stuff like that. Sooner or later, they'll be caught and shut down. We only do legal stuff here.
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I doubt they are freeware, just because they are freely available for download doesn't make them freeware. Freeware is a specific software licence, but I'm betting that programs like Messenger Live and Yahoo have even more specific licencse saying that you can't modify/distribute the software in any way.
If you really must choose to ignore the legal issues (which is your choice) then I suggest doing a Google search. I'm almost certain that others have chosen to ignore the legal issues too and that somebody has created "portable" versions elsewhere.
We're not trying to be nasty here or discourage you but this site operates strictly within the bounds of U.S. (and where applicable) international laws.
EDIT: John beat me to it, his answer is probably more thorough than mine, stick with that!
Well, can you send to me tools and the method that make me made them portable For personal use, is it not possible?
Unfortunately, I did not understand anything
when you download and install YIM, or Live Messenger, you have to agree to the software licence. That is basically a legal document that says that the authors and owners of the application (MS / Yahoo) give you permission to do certain things with it.
Specifically, it typically says something like you (and only you) can use the program on one (and only one) specific computer. You can not poke around inside it, you can not modify it, you can not redistribute it. And so on and so forth.
In other words, the fact that you don't need to pay for them does not give you any rights whatsoever to do anything with them other than install them using the installed that you downloaded yourself on a single computer.
For the exact terms of any specific freeware licence, you will need to read it, and very possibly consult a lawyer.
I mean to the method that make me made them portable For personal use
Unfortunately, I did not understand anything
unfortunately, it isn't a simple process.
It involves determining exactly what changes they would make to the local system (files, registry entries, etc.) and then making the launcher appropriately handle each element.
For the apps that you're interested in, it is even more complex since they use .NET which is fundamentally not portable.
I would definitely suggest that you take a look at Pidgin or Miranda, both of which have portable versions on this site, or at Trillian or Digsby, both of which have portable versions available (legitimately) if you google for them
Thank you for your comment
You could also try Meebo.com which is a browser-based multi-protocol Instant Messaging client that supports Yahoo and Hotmail among others.
Why is it that you must use Yahoo and Messenger Live programs? Do they have some functionality that the other programs don't? (possible)
Perhaps you could try a different application if that's the case. For example web-cam support is typically absent in programs like Pidgin and MirandaIM, but you could use Skype instead. It's free!
Just a thought.
It takes people a lot of time to make things portable, and those things you mentioned aren't good software. Why should somebody make something that is worse that what we have already. The messengers we use can talk to anybody, while using a different program for every network would make us need to carry dozens of big programs.
Since I don't use them, maybe I am missing something good that they have. Can you please tell us what you think are the best parts of those programs that you need? Maybe somebody will make what we use even better.
its very 5x good