Jabber command line client, was: Re: AOL AIM

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Thu Sep 18 13:51:27 PDT 2003

I have been busy thinking about other things (paying the bills, learning 
to deal with Federal Gov. high end work, much more PKI/Security, esXML) 
and have not had the time to stay immersed in the IM wars and 
Jabber/IETF in particular.  While I regret this, for other historical 
reasons, I am getting back into the swing of things, especially because 
of some interesting new projects.

So, to answer your question, there is a very cool and fairly complete 
command line client called IMCom.  It's Python so it should run just 
about anywhere.  It installed and ran with no real effort on a RedHat 9 
server, although I'll have to update Python on my old Cygwin install (or 
use the native Python) for Win32.


I chose Exodus as a Win32 GUI client for now.  IM me at: sdw at jabber.org
I'll have a jabberd running on my server asap at which point I'll be at: 
sdw at lig.net and a number of other addreses.


Tom wrote:

>On Thu, 18 Sep 2003, Tom wrote:
>--]There are ways to do  buddy lists and the like without having to use
>--]adblasting corp controlled user restrictive apps . Your dinkum thinkers,
>--]you should be able to figure out a way.
>Yes, jabber comes close. Problem is, can I use it form shell? Palm, win,
>linux..yes yes yes. Still, why is it I still dont use it more than to try
>out clients now and again?
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