Monday, April 10, 2006

RHEL 4 , Gaim and Lotus Sametime

Couple weeks back I wanted to access the lotus sametime service from Gaim. Since gaim support so many protocols(chat related), I thought this too was just a matter of putting the server info in the account creation dialogue.

It was a Redhat box with enterprise 4 Update 1 , so the gaim version was something like gaim-1.2.1-6
It didn't have a protocol that I could use to connect to a sametime server. I googled a little and found out that there is a project called Meanwhile which works exactly on what I've been looking for.

What I did in short,
* downloading meanwhile, gaim-meanwhile sources from the meanwhile home.
* downloading gaim 1.5 sources from the Gaim home.
* building and installing.

It worked fine. The integration is seamless, seamless enough to attract few fellows to gaim , who're actually Lotus Domino techies.
But one thing though.. I tried to do the same thing in my fedora 3 box, but after compiling and installing the new protocol didn't show up in there.

It was that simple, and was fun.
I'll list down the sites that I had to go in ... to whoever might be interested.
* Gaim home
* Meanwhile home

Just another bunch of cool free'n opensource stuff.
This is great guys.. keep doing what you're doing. My hat is off to all of you, opensource people.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

One Once Said ...

The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
What an interesting thought....

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Here goes .... Nothing ?

I finally made up my mind to get on with blogging , to share my thoughts, views etc.. and let anyone interested, to comment on them(which i've never enjoyed, before).
So here goes nothing...