I recently took over the ownership of the Jabber for BeOS source code, originally developed by John Blanco (Rapture from Venice). The IM client is now renamed to Jabber for Haiku, and the source code released under MIT (same license as Haiku) on OSDrawer.net. I have asked Andrea Anzani to maintain the code, but any one interested in working on the code are encouraged to make contact with me or Andrea. Today we would like to give the community a small Easter present. We hope to see you This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Jabber (XMPP - eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol) is an open, XML-inspired protocol for instant messaging (IM) and presence information ( buddy list). The protocol is built to be extensible and other features are Voice over IP and file transfer, but are currently not implemented in the client for Haiku. What has been implemented so far, is SSL (Secure Sockets Layer - for secure communications on the Internet). SSL is also needed to use client with Google Talk, something that is now possible to do with the client. SSL is not included in the package, but can be downloaded from BeBits (has been tested with the BONE version).

As I am not a coder and this is an open source project, I would like to come with suggestion for a roadmap:

    1. Typing Notification
    2. Emoicons
    3. Graphics
    4. Group Chats is supported, but more functionality is needed.
    5. Multi account support
    6. Avartar support
    7. Libjingle - For VoIP, voicemail, video and file transfer.