Jabber is an Open Source Instant Messaging project. Unfortunately, it seems to me like there's too much attention being spent on forward-looking ideas like being an "XML router", and not enough attention paid to getting nice client apps and stable public servers.
- the protocol is XMPP
http://www.jabber.org/ plus other sites.
listing of public servers
Jabber Server software
Jabber has server-side gateways for A[[IM]], ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo (at least). A[[IM]] and ICQ block them, though, so the gateways never work. (I haven't tried this in awhile, partially because I use Trillian now, which seemed to have this problem less, plus I use IM in general rarely these days...)
Feb'02: I run a Jabber client all the time, but almost never use it, since none of my friends use it. They are almost all on A[[IM]], so I run that at the same time. A couple are on ICQ, which I prefer to A[[IM]], but don't want to run yet another damn client.
Jan'04: Trying again, in parallel to Trillian.
Any WxPython-based clients?
with Twisted Matrix
One more Twisted based Jabber library --2003/10/17 19:57 GMT