Tuesday, July 31, 2007

kopete messenger install howto

How to install KDE wallet?
How to install Kopete messenger inside Gnome?
What other messenger supports Yahoo, AIM and MSN chat protocols?

Kopete is an instant messenger supporting AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, Jabber, IRC, Gadu-Gadu, Novell GroupWise Messenger, and more. It is designed to be a flexible and extensible multi-protocol system suitable for personal and enterprise use.

The goal of Kopete is to provide users with a single easy-to-use way to access all of their instant messaging systems. The interface puts people first, and is integrated with the system address book to let you access your contacts from other KDE applications. IM can be intrusive, but Kopete's notification system can be tuned so that only important contacts interrupt you.

Kopete also features tools to enhance your IM, such as message encryption, archiving, and many other fun and useful effects.

Kopete supports all commonly used instant messaging protocols, and the Kopete team provides templates for developers to base new plugins on. Our API provides developers with many features to ease supporting a new protocol. All protocols are plugins and allow modular installation, configuration, and usage.

Read more here.


You will find the instructions on how to yum install it from Gnome via yum.

# yum -y install kdenetwork

This would download approximately 11MB of module dependencies including KDE wallet system.


Since kopete detects a fresh new installation, it would then ask you to create a new account setup prompting you several chat networks like so:

As usual, username and password for identity authentication and network authorization.

Now, before any attempts by kopete for web account connection, a KDE wallet system needs to be configured first. Worry not, this KDE PIM wallet system just presents you a Basic or Advanced configuration setup. All it needs to know basically is for you to decide whether you wish to create and save a password for any software that might access your newly created kopete account for security purposes. This system was installed as part of the KDE network binaries we just installed recently.

Kopete chat messenger is also enriched with several plugins, see them below.

Now, after all these steps, you can now proceed with your login credentials and enjoy!

Preview a multiple online account shown below taken from this site.

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