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 Post subject: Gajim
PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:08 pm 
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Synopsis
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The goal of Gajim is to provide a full featured and easy to use Jabber/XMPP client. Gajim works nicely with GNOME, but does not require it to run. It is released under the GNU General Public License. If you find bugs or have ideas on how Gajim can be better, please send tickets.

Features
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  • Tabbed chat window and single window modes
  • Group chat support (with Multi-User Chat protocol), invitation, chat to group chat transformation, minimize group chat to roster
  • Emoticons, avatars, PEP (user activity, mood and tune)
  • Audio / video conferences
  • File transfer, room bookmarks
  • Metacontacts support
  • Trayicon, speller, extended chat history functionalities
  • TLS, GPG and End-To-End encryption support (with SSL legacy support)
  • Transport registration support
  • Service discovery including nodes, user search
  • Wikipedia, dictionary and search engine lookup
  • Multiple accounts support
  • DBus capabilities. Read more information
  • XML console
  • Link local (bonjour / zeroconf), BOSH
  • Other features via plugins
  • Gajim is available in 29 languages: Basque, Belarusian, Brasilian, British, Bulgarian, Chinese (simplified), Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Esperanto, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Lithuanian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian

Links
Website - https://gajim.org/
Download Page - https://gajim.org/downloads.php?lang=en
Download Page - https://gajim.org/downloads/
History - https://dev.gajim.org/gajim/gajim/blob/gajim-0.16.8/ChangeLog
Plug-ins - https://dev.gajim.org/gajim/gajim-plugins
Gallery - https://gajim.org/screenshots.php?lang=en
Documentation - https://gajim.org/docs.php?lang=en
Wiki Page - https://dev.gajim.org/gajim/gajim/wikis/home
Development - https://gajim.org/dev.php?lang=en
Softpedia - http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Chat/Instant-Messaging/Gajim.shtml
Softpedia Review - http://www.softpedia.com/reviews/windows/Gajim-55558.shtml
Download3K - http://www.download3k.com/Internet/Instant-Messengers-Chat/Download-Gajim.html
AlternativeTo- https://alternativeto.net/software/gajim/
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gajim

Downloads
Direct Download Links for Gajim version 0.16.8-2 (released on 2017-06-06):

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Gajim - main window:

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Gajim - main window - actions:

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Gajim - main window - edit:

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Gajim - main window - view:

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Gajim - main window - help:

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Gajim - chat window:

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Gajim - new message notification:

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Gajim - contact information:

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Gajim - select a colour:

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Gajim - file transfers:

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Gajim - file transfer completed:

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Gajim - chat history:

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Gajim - preferences - general:

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Gajim - preferences - notifications:

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Gajim - preferences - personal events:

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Gajim - preferences - status:

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Gajim - preferences - style:

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Gajim - preferences - audio / video:

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Gajim - preferences - advanced:

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Gajim - preferences - plug-ins - installed:

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Gajim - preferences - plug-ins - available:

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Gajim - tray control:

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Gajim - tray control - status:

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Portability
Since version 0.16.7-1 Gajim has a native portable version.

Instructions
  • Download the portable installer (latest version - gajim-portable-0.16.8-2.exe, released on 2017-06-06).
  • Install it to a folder of your choice.
  • Run Gajim-Portable which can be found in the installation folder.
  • All data and settings are saved in UserData sub-folder inside program folder.

There is also a command line parameter:
Code:
gajim.exe -c ..\UserData

Requirements
Gajim should work on all Windows versions from Windows XP to Windows 10.

License
Gajim is licensed under GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 3, 29 June 2007:

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Note
I have communicated with one of the Gajim developers- asterix and he has always been friendly and helpful. When the first portable version of Gajim was released on 2017-01-31 (version 0.16.7-1) I promised to post about it here and I am doing it now with great delay.
Thanks to webfork whose post about Gajim in another forum thread reminded me of my duty.
Gajim is cross-platform and can run under Windows, Linux and macOS.
Gajim is one of the few pure Jabber clients still in active development.
Gajim offers lots of customization options.

Details
File details for Gajim version 0.16.8-2 (released on 2017-06-06):

Gajim installer:
Name: gajim-0.16.8-2.exe
File Size: 30525836 Byte(s) (29.11 MB)
Modified Date: 2017-06-06 10:30
MD5: 0f11e2d290d410623f95b0746552d85d
SHA1: 8f6f6900e616c5dc88fb451f4c185131f5d6e2ce
SHA256: 88d322d263f7b09f9820aa020877deba6d19e1af9f8f37373ba44ca4874ca994
SHA512: 5ca3db8eae8b4e42d55f6c53c90a78c0363460e98cb1736c761899a93dbaa3f502ca1d978fc69eb85c757b0b0ee79cbf2e9f58b7dc97ef29f27f4d52c3f701a3

VirusTotal analysis
SHA256: 88d322d263f7b09f9820aa020877deba6d19e1af9f8f37373ba44ca4874ca994
File name: gajim-0.16.8-2.exe
Detection ratio: 1 / 57
Analysis date: 2017-06-11 01:39:20 UTC

Gajim portable installer:
Name: gajim-portable-0.16.8-2.exe
File Size: 30467258 Byte(s) (29.06 MB)
Modified Date: 2017-06-06 10:30
MD5: 8c78bbd7a34b76b88afccff8752bcbb3
SHA1: 8da3ab02aaf414728063bb021b1738fe34d9835f
SHA256: cd45aee5b2a26217ffdaa1de553e28b36190949a73074f6fedfd0b3c09e53e15
SHA512:9825f8828fd6b44eeeba6835cc8cff03e79126a23629b033178753f993361245bda1be5549dcd1c25c36b375c184453693273281a46926e94661dec1c100f696

VirusTotal analysis
SHA256: cd45aee5b2a26217ffdaa1de553e28b36190949a73074f6fedfd0b3c09e53e15
File name: gajim-portable-0.16.8-2.exe
Detection ratio: 1 / 58
Analysis date: 2017-06-11 01:42:49 UTC


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 Post subject: Re: Gajim
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:37 pm 
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I got a chance to test this recently and I'm extremely impressed. More to come.

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 Post subject: Re: Gajim
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:45 am 
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So I was thrown off from testing this program due to the low version number (0.16 sounds like an alpha), but that's simply not the case. This program is amazing.

RAM usage: 40 megs, which is a little less than I expected. MUCH less RAM and CPU than my previous solution.

Highlights:

* Easy to customize notifications (also very important)
* An easy account registration right inside the app for a very long list of available servers
* Ability to make it function as both separate windows AND a single window for everything

I didn't have a chance to test audio/video or file transfer functions.

Wishlist:

* Ability to use a portable version of GPG (the program currently looks for an installed version).

* Some indication of what is an ideal Jabber server (the list is crazy long)

* Some issues with communicating with someone in a chat room vs. just connecting with their Jabber address. I'm not sure what that was about.

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 Post subject: Re: Gajim
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:57 pm 
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I recently tested this by moving it to a new computer and something broke -- I'm not sure what went wrong as the info inside the "userdata" seems intact and this was saved to the same hard link: (c:\temp\gaijim\).

Anyway, before adding to the database, I'd like to check it more thoroughly to make sure I set it up right.

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