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Gaim
Chat window on Gaim 1.5.0 on GNOME 2.10
Chat window on gaim 1.5.0 on GNOME 2.10
Maintainer: Sean Egan
Stable release: 1.5.0  (August 12, 2005) [+/-]
Preview release: 2.0.0beta6  (January 18, 2007) [+/-]
OS: Cross-platform
Use: Instant messaging client
License: GPL
Website: gaim.sourceforge.net

Gaim is a popular multi-platform instant messaging client that supports many commonly used instant messaging protocols. Gaim is free software available under the GNU General Public License. Image File history File links Gaim_icon. ... Image File history File links Gaim_screenshot_under_GNOME.png‎ Note: if the screenshot shows any work that is not a direct result of the program code itself, such as a text or graphics that are not part of the program, the license for that work must be indicated separately. ... A gnome (or Nisse) hiding behind a toadstool. ... In software engineering, software maintenance is the process of enhancing and optimizing deployed software (software release), as well as remedying defects. ... Sean Egan in Vancouver, Canada, 2006. ... A software release refers to the creation and availability of a new version of a computer software product. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A software release refers to the creation and availability of a new version of a computer software product. ... January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... An operating system (OS) is a computer program that manages the hardware and software resources of a computer. ... A cross-platform (or platform independent) programming language, software application or hardware device works on more than one system platform (e. ... A screenshot of PowWow, one of the first instant messengers with a graphical user interface Instant messaging or IM is a form of real-time communication between two or more people based on typed text. ... In computing, a client is a system that accesses a (remote) service on another computer by some kind of network. ... A software license is a legal agreement which may take the form of a proprietary or gratuitous license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software. ... The GNU logo The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or simply GPL) is a widely-used free software license, originally written by Richard Stallman for the GNU project. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... A screenshot of PowWow, one of the first instant messengers with a graphical user interface Instant messaging or IM is a form of real-time communication between two or more people based on typed text. ... In computing, a client is a system that accesses a (remote) service on another computer by some kind of network. ... For other senses of this word, see protocol. ... This article is about free software as defined by the sociopolitical free software movement; for information on software distributed without charge, see freeware. ... The GNU logo The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or simply GPL) is a widely-used free software license, originally written by Richard Stallman for the GNU project. ...

Contents

History and development

Originally written by Mark Spencer for Unix-like operating systems, it now runs on a variety of platforms, including Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, SkyOS and Trolltech's PDA system, Qtopia. Mac OS X users can run it using Apple's X11 interface but the Gaim website recommends those Mac users who want an IM client that uses the native Mac OS X GUI, Aqua, try Adium instead. Mark Spencer at the 2006 OReilly Emerging Telephony Conference. ... Diagram of the relationships between several Unix-like systems A Unix-like operating system is one that behaves in a manner similar to a Unix system, while not necessarily conforming to or being certified to any version of the Single UNIX Specification. ... An operating system (OS) is a computer program that manages the hardware and software resources of a computer. ... Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary software operating systems by Microsoft. ... Linux (IPA pronunciation: ) is a Unix-like computer operating system family that uses the Linux kernel. ... FreeBSD is a Unix-like free operating system descended from AT&T UNIX via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) branch through the 386BSD and 4. ... SkyOS is an operating system developed by Robert Szeleney. ... Trolltech (formerly known as Quasar Technologies) is a computer software company from Oslo, Norway. ... palmOne Tungsten T5 Personal digital assistants (PDAs) are handheld computers that were originally designed as personal organizers, but became much more versatile over the years. ... Qtopia Phones Launcher Qtopia Pdas Launcher Qtopia is Trolltechs application platform for embedded Linux based PDAs, mobile phones, web pads, and other mobile computing devices. ... Mac OS X (official IPA pronunciation: ) is a line of proprietary, graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. ... X11. ... Mac OS X 10. ... Adium is a popular instant messaging client for Mac OS X that supports multiple protocols through the libgaim library. ...


libgaim

Long ago, the Gaim developers started to separate the core code, which handles things such as network connections and messaging, from the GUI code, which controls how these actions are presented to the user. Now that the code split is complete, it is possible to write client programs using a developer's GUI library of choice. The core library produced by the split is called libgaim; this library is already in use in the Adium, WengoPhone and Proteus clients as well as the Meebo web-based application. Gaim 2.0.0beta4 was the first release to include a full separated libgaim, which is used by the included gaim-text [1], a console based version of Gaim. A graphical user interface (or GUI, often pronounced gooey), is a particular case of user interface for interacting with a computer which employs graphical images and widgets in addition to text to represent the information and actions available to the user. ... Adium is a popular instant messaging client for Mac OS X that supports multiple protocols through the libgaim library. ... WengoPhone is free software and is a VoIP service developed by the OpenWengo community under the GNU GPL license. ... Proteus is an instant messenger client for Mac OS X that can access the Jabber, AIM, .Mac, ICQ, MSN, Lotus Sametime, Yahoo! Messenger and Yahoo! Japan networks, as well as supporting chat over local Bonjour networks. ... Meebo is an in-browser IM program, like AIM Express, which supports multiple protocols, such as Yahoo, MSN, and AIM. // Meebo: Screenshot taken, March 19, 2006. ...


Gaim 2

Gaim 2 beta 6 running under GNOME 2.16.0
Gaim 2 beta 6 running under GNOME 2.16.0

Gaim 2.0 is in beta development, though several versions have been released. New features include a global buddy icon, extended preferences, a more advanced away message system, and improved file transfer support. Image File history File links Gaim2buddylist. ... Image File history File links Gaim2buddylist. ...


On August 16, 2006, the MSN protocol began causing crashes for Gaim users, most notably on the Windows platform. Consequently, Gaim version 2 beta 3.1 was released four days later. All prior releases no longer support MSN stably. August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

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Features

  • Aliasing nicknames
  • Buddy Pounce feature automatically takes action when a given buddy changes his or her status [9]
  • Grouping multiple buddies into a single "contact" [10]
  • Logging [11]
  • Tabbed message windows for easy management of conversations
  • User can log on to many different accounts at once
  • Graphical toaster style popups available through the Guifications plugin
  • Encrypted messaging is available through the Off-the-Record Messaging (OTR) or Gaim-encryption (NSS crypto library) plugins
  • Window transparency using a plugin (only under Microsoft Windows)

Off-the-record messaging is a technology which provides encryption and authentication for instant messenger conversations by using a public/private key system. ... Network Security Services (NSS) is a set of libraries designed to support cross-platform development of security-enabled client and server applications. ... A plugin (or plug-in) is a computer program that interacts with a main (or host) application (a web browser or an email program, for example) to provide a certain, usually very specific, function on-demand. ... Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary software operating systems by Microsoft. ...

Supported protocols

AIM redirects here. ... Bonjour, formerly Rendezvous, is Apples trade name for its implementation of the IETF Zeroconf specification framework, a computer network technology used in Apples Mac OS X from version 10. ... iChat is an AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), ICQ and Jabber client for Mac OS X. Using a Jabber-like protocol and Bonjour for user discovery, it also allows for LAN communication. ... Gadu-Gadu is an instant messaging program that is popular in Poland. ... Official logo of the Jabber Software Foundation Jabber is a collection of open, real-time communication technologies built on the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP). ... Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol, or XMPP, is an open, XML-based protocol for near real-time extensible messaging and presence events. ... Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet chat or synchronous conferencing. ... The . ... GroupWise is a cross-platform collaborative software product from Novell, Inc. ... OpenNAP is a piece of free software that replicates the functionality of the once-popular Napster peer-to-peer filesharing server. ... OSCAR is AOLs instant messaging and presence information protocol standing for Open System for CommunicAtion in Realtime. ... AIM is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, as described below: AOL Instant Messenger A I M Management Group Inc. ... The ICQ Logo ICQ is an instant messaging computer program, owned by Time Warners America Online subsidiary. ... SILC (Secure Internet Live Conferencing protocol) is a protocol which provides secure conferencing services over the Internet. ... Yahoo! Messenger is a popular instant messaging client and protocol provided by Yahoo!. Yahoo! Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic Yahoo! ID which also allows access to other Yahoo! services, such as Yahoo! Mail, where users can be automatically notified when... Created at MIT, as part of Project Athena, Zephyr was designed as an instant messenger protocol and application-suite with a heavy Unix background. ... IBM Lotus Sametime is the commercial Instant Messaging service by the Lotus Software brand of IBM. It provides instant messaging(IM) and presence awareness capabilities as well as support for web conferencing. ... QQ is sometimes used on the Internet as an abbreviation for crying; it is supposedly visually similar to two big eyes with tears at the bottom. ... The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is an application-layer control (signaling) protocol for creating, modifying, and terminating sessions with one or more participants. ... DirectNet is a peer to peer instant messaging protocol and client software for multiple platforms, such as Windows and GNU/Linux, developed by Gregor Richards. ... IMPS stands for Instant Messaging and Presence Service. ... Tlen is a generic Polish word for oxygen Tlen is also a free-of-charge Polish instant messenger. ... Xfire is a freeware instant messaging service targeted toward gamers, that also serves as a game server browser. ...

Problems

  • Gaim has never supported AIM DirectIM or file transfer very well,[12] though a Google Summer of Code project introduced UPnP NAT traversal, which improves the situation somewhat.[13] This problem has mostly been negated since the beta release of Gaim 2.0.
  • Gaim relies on GTK+, which does not integrate perfectly with Windows, causing Gaim to look out of place. For example, the Windows version opens and saves files via the GTK+ file browser rather than the standard open/save dialogs used by most Windows applications.
  • Passwords saved by the program are stored in a plain text file.[14]
  • The Gaim 1.5.x series has been abandoned by the developers (there have been major crash bugs since its latest release), while the 2.0.x series has been in beta for over a year and is still not API or ABI stable.[citation needed]

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Derivatives

PhoneGaim is a software based on Gaim (and thus also available under the GPL) that uses the SIP protocol to be able to have voice communication over the Internet via VoIP. PhoneGaim is a free software VoIP system based on the Gaim instant messaging software and the SIP protocol, using (only) the SIPphone service. ... The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is an application-layer control (signaling) protocol for creating, modifying, and terminating sessions with one or more participants. ... IP Telephony, also called Internet telephony, is the technology that makes it possible to have a telephone conversation over the Internet or a dedicated Internet Protocol (IP) network instead of dedicated voice transmission lines. ...


ScatterChat is an encrypted instant messaging client based on Gaim.


Proteus and Adium are instant messaging clients for Mac OS X that support multiple protocols through the libgaim library. Proteus is an instant messenger client for Mac OS X that can access the Jabber, AIM, .Mac, ICQ, MSN, Lotus Sametime, Yahoo! Messenger and Yahoo! Japan networks, as well as supporting chat over local Bonjour networks. ... Adium is a popular instant messaging client for Mac OS X that supports multiple protocols through the libgaim library. ... Mac OS X (official IPA pronunciation: ) is a line of proprietary, graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. ...


OpenWengo is a hybrid SIP based VoIP and Instant messaging client which uses libgaim for messaging support. WengoPhone Classic running on Microsoft WindowsXP Openwengo is a community of Free (as in speech) Software enthusiasts. ... The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is an application-layer control (signaling) protocol for creating, modifying, and terminating sessions with one or more participants. ... An overview of how VoIP works A typical analog telephone adapter for connecting an ordinary phone to a VoIP network Voice over Internet Protocol, also called VoIP, IP Telephony, Internet telephony, Broadband telephony, Broadband Phone and Voice over Broadband is the routing of voice conversations over the Internet or through... A screenshot of PowWow, one of the first instant messengers with a graphical user interface Instant messaging or IM is a form of real-time communication between two or more people based on typed text. ...


Gaim is also available portable in the following packages:

  • Portable Gaim (site)
  • XGaim (site)

See also

Free software Portal

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