[Juser] Client Models

Rene Bartosh kirjava at kirjava.net.nz
Tue Aug 24 14:34:14 CDT 2004


Jim Flowers wrote:
> Setting up a jabberd server (jabberd sm 2.0s3) and looking at clients.  Most 
> users will be Windows so I first configured exodus (0.9.0.0), then looked at 
> gaim (0.81).
> 
> It appears that there are two (at least) different models used for IM.  The 
> first, typical of Yahoo! Messenger terminates the connection on Send.  The 
> second, more like AOL IM opens a one-to-one chat dialog for back and forth 
> messaging until one or the other closes the connection.
> 
> Exodus seems to be oriented towards the send-and-close model while Gaim opens 
> a chat window, even on a jabberd server.

IIRC Exodus is configurable whether it uses Chat or Message mode...

Pandion is another good client for Windows...

Rene

> Is this correct or am I missing something in the configuration?
> 
> While I'm here does anyone having lots of Windows users have a preference as 
> to client or words of advice?  



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