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Kopete is a flexible and extendable multiple protocol instant messaging system designed as a plugin-based system. All protocols are plugins and allow modular installation, configuration, and usage without the main application knowing anything about the plugin being loaded. The goal of Kopete is to provide users with a standard and easy to use interface between all of their instant messaging systems, but at the same time also providing developers with the ease of writing plugins to support a new protocol. The core Kopete development team provides a handful of plugins that most users can use, in addition to templates for new developers to base a plugin on.

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Recent releases

  •  03 Jun 2006 07:59

    Release Notes: Support for Adium-style chat window themes was added. Get Hot New Stuff was reactivated. Status messages are no longer tied to the online status. Jabber now has better support for the JEP-0030, JEP-0038, JEP-0048, JEP-0071, JEP-0085, JEP-0100, JEP-0115, JEP-0153, and JEP-0162 transports. Support for Jingle (experimental) was added along with group chat improvements, file transfer support for Yahoo!, and much more. This is expected to be the last release for the KDE 3.x series as more focus is put on version 1.0 for KDE 4.

    •  13 Mar 2006 00:39

      Release Notes: This release switches from XSL to Adium style chat window themes. It has a new Yahoo! protocol implementation. Jabber: experimental support for Jingle voice chats (Google Talk). Support for offline messages. Support for Jabber Transports. AIM: support for AIM chat rooms. More than 100 bugfixes.

      •  30 May 2005 08:07

        Release Notes: An update was made for a change to the MSN servers that caused the program to display "wrong password" errors when attempting to connect to the MSN service. This release should work with KDE 3.3 and above. Future versions will ship with KDE 3.4.1.

        •  11 Sep 2004 20:56

          Release Notes: This release is part of KDE 3.3, but can be also installed on KDE 3.2. Jabber file transfers and group chat support were added. External changes to IM data stored in KABC are handled. New features include a connect/disconnect API, A LaTeX render plugin, Yahoo Mail notifications, IRC SSL support, metacontact KNotify notifications, an alias plugin, and a plugin to invite MSN contacts that use gnomemeeting. KIMIface in Kopete was added to enable presence and messaging integration across the desktop.

          •  03 May 2004 08:55

            Release Notes: Miscellaneous bugfixes were fixed.


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