View Full Version : IM clients for Linux

05-12-2006, 05:47 PM
Thought of giving it a seperate thread to discuss about good IM clients for Linux. As a starting point, here is a post from Shakti in RT:

Nana one more IM client called mercury which works for MSN is coming up with webcam and voice support for linux. I installed its good; but slow since it is java based.......have to do some tweeks for my webcam to work..

So far I have'nt used voice/webcam for Linux (well even in Windows) mostly restricted to text IM and file transfers. Will soon use though.

One client I love to use for the purpose is Gaim. Pretty decent, includes native smilies (ofcourse I guess you can import your own smiley pack. donno how, but looks like it can be done).

But one problem with Gaim is the file transfer support. I dont remember seeing 2.0 beta 1 supporting Yahoo's file transfer protocol. MSN seemed to work without any problems.

Will leave it you people now for further discussion :ee:

05-12-2006, 05:56 PM
Another one - friendly fork of gaim called gaim-vv(vv-visual+voice) is coming up with webcam, voice support for linux and windows and mac.....this will ultimately merged into gaim at some point....I saw the reviews so far it is good....

05-13-2006, 02:22 AM
gain-vv aa?? :thinking: will try that... i've been using gaim all the time....

05-13-2006, 02:24 AM
yes gaim-vv vv is for visual + voice

05-13-2006, 06:23 AM
can you provide the link for that Mercury IM :think: I did google, but it was talking about an IM client for Nokia Communicator :Ksp:

05-13-2006, 10:05 AM
http://www.mercury.to/ :b:

05-14-2006, 01:47 PM
This is the gaim-vv :think: http://sourceforge.net/projects/gaim-vv/

05-14-2006, 03:21 PM
As of 2005-11-10 08:46, this project is no longer under active development.

Let them merge it with gaim first.. then i'll try...
anyway no webcam no mic here :ee: :ee:

05-14-2006, 06:05 PM
seems they have stopped working on the software :oops: may be they are working towards merging it with gaim :think: ok anyway iam not gng to use video+audio often.....

05-14-2006, 07:01 PM
Might want to check this (http://ayttm.sourceforge.net/index.shtml). Feature list says, they support webcam on Yahoo.
Any idea what Gnomemeeting is :think:
Something related (http://farsight.sourceforge.net/) :think:
Does anyone use Skype :think: They officially seem to have voice support for Linux.

05-15-2006, 07:53 AM
Yahoo with webcam and voice support :think: - This one (http://www.phrozensmoke.com/projects/pyvoicechat/) sure does sound interesting :D

05-15-2006, 02:49 PM
hmmm. am trying it...

05-19-2006, 10:48 PM
Phonegaim (http://www.phonegaim.com/index.html) - Sounds kinda interesting :P

05-21-2006, 12:19 AM
I am correct :P

Gaim-vv is being merged with gaim for a major release with gaim 2.0 :P