Why is iChat OsX 10.2 only?

in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
Is this a technology issue or just an other way to get people to upgrade? <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />


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    Because of the way it is integrated with the OS and other apps such as addy book
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    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    [quote]Originally posted by Mount_my_floppy:

    <strong>Because of the way it is integrated with the OS and other apps such as addy book</strong><hr></blockquote>

    And because it's a Cocoa app.
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    kecksykecksy Posts: 1,002member
    and because it was compiled with GCC 3.1
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    airslufairsluf Posts: 1,861member
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    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    [quote]Originally posted by AirSluf:


    Neither of those two reasons are valid, programs programmed with the Cocoa API or compiled under GCC 3.1 are not restricted to 10.2+. The dependencies are driven by the AddressBook and other iApps as noted in second post. The fact it is a central feature of a paid upgrade is the motivation for using underlying system features not available in 10.1.x.

    [ 10-01-2002: Message edited by: AirSluf ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Oh sorry, I read the question as "Why is iChat OS X only" <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />
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    emeeme Posts: 55member
    and i think it uses rendezvous tecnology...
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    cyloncylon Posts: 126member
    Little bit off topic here. I've been trying to set up iChat. My wife has an aol account. I've tried to enter her screen name as a buddy. The only choices though for entering a buddy is either aim account or .mac account. If I just enter her screen name as an aim account...she doesn't show up. Is there a way to make her appear or does she have to register her screen names with aim?
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