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Gajim on Ubuntu

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Gajim is a free software, instant messaging client for the Jabber (XMPP) protocol which uses the GTK+ toolkit. It runs on GNU/Linux, BSD and Windows.

The name Gajim is a recursive acronym for Gajim is a jabber instant messenger.

The goal of Gajim is to provide a full featured and easy to use Jabber client. Gajim works nicely with GNOME, but does not require it to run. It is released under the GNU General Public License.

Gajim should not be confused with Gaim, another instant messaging client.



  • Tabbed chat window
  • Group chat support (with MUC protocol)
  • Emoticons, Avatars, File transfer, Room Bookmarks
  • Metacontacts Support
  • Trayicon, Speller, extented chat history functionalities
  • TLS and GPG support (with SSL legacy support)
  • Transport Registration support
  • Service Discovery including Nodes
  • Wikipedia, dictionary and search engine lookup
  • Multiple accounts support
  • DBus Capabilities
  • XML Console
  • Gajim is available in 22 languages: Basque, Belarusian, Brasilian, Breton, Bulgarian, Chinese (simplified), Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, Esperanto, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian (Bokm?l), Polish, Portugese, Russian, Spanish, Slovak and Swedish


You need to add Ubuntu universe repository, then use the command line and type:

apt-get install gajim

Happy Chatting and have a great day! 😉

Gaim Guifications OSX Theme

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What is Guifications?

Guifications is a Gaim plugin that displays msn style “toaster” popups in a user defined corner of the screen. It’s highly configurable, easy to use, and has theme support. It really is the end all, be all, toaster popup plugin for Gaim!

The Gaim OSX Guifications Theme based on OS-L Iconset from gupetto.


Get this guifications theme from here:


Extract the gaim_osx_guifications.tar.gz to ~/.gaim/guifications/themes by:

tar zxvf gaim_osx_guifications.tar.gz --directory=~/.gaim/guifications/themes

or extract it to /usr/share/pixmap/gaim/guifications/themes

sudo tar zxvf gaim_osx_guifications.tar.gz --directory=/usr/share/pixmap/gaim/guifications/themes

You need Mac Fonts because I use Lucida Grande font. You can view my little Howto about Mac Font On Dapper Drake. Please leave a comment here. Any comment will be appreciate. Thank You very much. Have a great day…


Gaim Messenger NuoveXT Icon Theme

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Gaim Messenger is a multi-platform instant messenger that supports many commonly used instant messaging systems.

I had modified Gaim icon set theme based on NuoveXT-1.6 iconset.

I made two version. The first version show messenger protocol with gaim logo and the second one without gaim logo.


This iconset theme should work on any recent (1.5.0) version of Gaim. Currently I use Gaim Version 2 Beta 3 with my Ubuntu Dapper Drake.


  1. Download the Tar.gz-Archive file to your PC
  2. Extract the entire folder into your /usr/share/pixmaps/ directory
  3. Start your Gaim and this theme should work replace its default theme
  4. Your done! Enjoy

I use this following command to my Ubuntu Dapper Drake:

sudo tar zxvf gaim-nuoveXT-1.6.tar.gz --directory=/usr/share/pixmaps/
sudo tar zxvf gaim-nuoveXT-1.6-alt.tar.gz --directory=/usr/share/pixmaps/


If you want to restore your default Gaim theme, reconfigure your gaim-data. Your theme will back to its default.

sudo dpkg-reconfigure gaim-data



To Do

  • My plan is make this theme to support Gaim Windows version. I will make execute file (*.exe). I still learn how to make it 😀 Any suggestion? But You can still use this theme by extract the entire folder into C:/Program media/Gaim/pixmaps directory.

Change Log

  • 07/30/2006: Update wireless icon (rotate 90 CCW).
  • 06/24/2006: Add Gaim default theme.
  • 06/08/2006: Update DND, extended_away, extendedaway, and wireless icons.
  • 05/23/2006: Update GUI on My WordPress. Update file. Delete README file. You can read all about it at here. I see 1427 downloads and 9 comments. Thx…
  • 05/19/2006: Update README file
  • 04/26/2006: Move link to download
  • 04/19/2006: Move to WordPress
  • 04/13/2006: Post this theme to my blogger and Gnome-look
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