Jabbing with Coccinella
Mar 23, 2010, 21:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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
Next to connect to the server, fill out the required fields, and
press Register to create the account and automatically log in to