Users of the open source instant messaging client Adium have a new version at their disposal, which adds support for Notification Center on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, as well as several other features
Provided that Growl is not installed on your Mountain Lion Mac, Adium will now send its notifications directly to OS X’s built-in Notification Center.
The default tab switching shortcuts for new users have been changed to Control-Tab/Control-Shift-Tab, to match Safari.
Adium now limits the tracking of the “last seen” time to contacts who are on your contact list, thus improving disk usage.
Several issues have been patched, including a couple where accepting a group chat invite on Sametime 8.5.1 and HipChat's XMPP would crash Adium.
A problem preventing Adium from executing Applescripts with Gatekeeper enabled has been resolved as well.
Non-English users will be glad to find some updated translations for Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovakian, and Turkish. British English is also improved. Adium 1.5 or later versions require OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or newer.
The application supports IM standards such as XMPP (“Jabber”); MSN Messenger; ICQ; Bonjour, compatible with iChat; Twitter; IRC; Yahoo! Messenger (including Yahoo! Japan Messenger); Gadu-Gadu; IBM Lotus Sametime; and Novell GroupWise.
Users who have an account on AIM, ICQ or MobileMe will be able to chat with anybody who uses AIM, ICQ, MobileMe, or SMS.
In this respect, if you have an account on Google Talk, XMPP (“Jabber”), LiveJournal, or Gizmo, you can chat with anybody who uses the same services.
However, Adium currently doesn’t support chats between MSN users and Yahoo! users.
Some XMPP (“Jabber”) servers allow chats with proprietary services via “XMPP transports.”