[Juser] Client Models

Evan Wills evanwills at alpha.net.au
Mon Aug 30 01:12:19 CDT 2004

Hi Jim

I don't manage a jabber server but I provide tech support for both Gaim and 
eXodus to the organaization I work for. I started out using eXodus and then 
moved to Gaim. As far as I can tell they are both outstanding clients. eXodus 
is great for people unfamiliar with starting a Jabber account but from what 
I've seen it seems that Gaim is a little more straight forward for users who 
connect to multiple IM networks.

I use Gaim as my IM client for Jabber, MSN, ICQ and Yahoo. and have had fewer 
problems with talking people through setting up Gaim over the phone than with 
setting up exodus.

On Wednesday 25 August 2004 01:22, 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 (, 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 
> a chat window, even on a jabberd server.
> 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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