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Jabbing with Coccinella

Mar 23, 2010, 21:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)

[ Thanks to Dmitri Popov for this link. ]

"Although its name sounds like that of a bacterium, Coccinella is a nice cross-platform open source Jabber client. While Jabber, and IM clients in general, are a dime a dozen, Coccinella sports a few nifty features that make it worth considering if your are in the market for a Jabber client.

"For starters, Coccinella is refreshingly easy to install. Actually, you don’t need to install anything at all: simply unpack the downloaded archive and launch the Coccinella executable. When you launch Coccinella for the first time, a setup wizard helps you to configure the client and create a new Jabber account if needed. Coccinella supports multiple user profiles, so you can set up several accounts with different Jabber servers. More importantly, Coccinella supports the Google Talk protocol, which means that you can communicate with other Gmail users using the client, provided you have a Gmail account. To create a new Google Talk profile, choose File → Edit Profiles. Select the Google Talk item from the Profile drop-down list, enter your Gmail user name and password and press Save. To create a new account and profile from scratch, choose File -- New Account and enter the address of the Jabber server you want to use (you can find a comprehensive list of public Jabber servers at [https://www.xmpp.net/servers|https://www.xmpp.net/servers]). Press Next to connect to the server, fill out the required fields, and press Register to create the account and automatically log in to the server."

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