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February 14th, 2012, 02:13 PM
Hello! Which is the best client for msn avaliable for kde?
Should I use kopete,amsn or kmess?

February 14th, 2012, 03:17 PM
I am using Kmess and it works very well.

Note that Kmess version in official repositories doesn't work well because Microsoft changed some server configurations and it broke all free messengers.

You have to compile Kmess from git or find ppa with updated Kmess. I found this one: https://launchpad.net/~bill-zt/+archive/kmess .
I hope it works for you.


February 14th, 2012, 03:21 PM
I should add that amsn and kopete are no longer maintained (they are dead projects).

There is new project which will replace kopete. It is currently in beta faze. Telepathy-kde: http://martys.typepad.com/blog/2012/01/kde-telepathy-03-ninja-released-first-beta.html
ppa: https://launchpad.net/~telepathy-kde/+archive/ppa

February 14th, 2012, 03:47 PM
Thanks for your suggestion, but I though that kopete was a part of the kde suite

February 14th, 2012, 05:05 PM
Thanks for your suggestion, but I though that kopete was a part of the kde suite

I think it is(was). It still works, but if you find some bugs, they probably won't be fixed.

From Kubuntu-devel mailing list:
"We need testers to decide if it's better or worse than kopete.
kde-telepathy is new and not well tested. kopete is old and
unmaintained. We have to decide by feature freeze on thursday."

February 14th, 2012, 05:51 PM
Telepathy. Beta, but it looks extremely promising.

February 14th, 2012, 09:59 PM
I use Kopete and it works fine.

Most IM can be done through a web browser window (like Firefox or whatever), though. My kids use that, now, and have stopped using any sort of IM client whatsoever.

They use that for SMS texting, too (since I don't allow them to text on cell phones).

It's universal that way. Kind of makes IM clients obsolete altogether.

February 15th, 2012, 02:24 AM
Use Pidgin!!:P