SIM Instant Messenger

Chat & Messenging

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Description:

SIM Instant Messenger is a free software package licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). SIM provides an plugins-based instant messenger with support for various protocols. Based on the Qt library it works on X11 (optional with KDE-support), MS Windows and MacOS X.
Last changelog:

13 years ago

[+] New
[-] Fixed error
Changes


=== SIM 0.9.4.3 (3.03.2007) ===

Build system
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[-] Autotools: fix libXss detection.
[+] Add initial CMake support.

Core
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[-] Disable history filter when it is empty.
[-] Remove "To container" menu when separate containers are disabled.
Auto scroll message view only if it is scrolled to the bottom.
[-] XFree: fix problems with Composite extension enabled.


ICQ plugin
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[-] More fixes for receiving certain messages.

oshogg

16 years ago

I would like better support for proxy.

I use SIM on my laptop which is used both at home (without proxy) and at work (with proxy). What I would like is that I have to change my proxy settings at one place only and all the appliations should pick it up there. I typically change the proxy configuration in the konqueror settings and it is picked up by other KDE applications (such as weather applet - for example).

If KDE support is compiled then SIM should also honour the konqueror proxy settings (for all protocols). Also, whenever proxy configurations change; sim should just reconnect without having to quit and restart.

Something like this will make SIM just the most perfect Chat app on linux :).

cheers,
Osho

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Exigentsky

16 years ago

Personally, I find SIM to be a good program, but I cannot honestly rate it at higher than Kopete.

Kopete has a much cleaner and more attractive interface that integrates seamlessly with KDE, SIM has little integration going for it making it no better than GAIM.

I think either some script kiddies have been busy here or I am missing something. If this is rated at an astonishing 94% I would expect Kopete to be rated at least a 90%, definitely not 83%.

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cyborg

16 years ago

Kopete has lots of functions still to implement, which sim already has a long time.

I personally use miranda under wine, but sim is my second choice.
kopete simply has just a little set of features and configurations.

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litvinov

16 years ago

Kopete has nice interface but it have NO support of encoding changing. I am sure it was written by english-speaking-lammoz. Thay have no idea that many people have other encoding than default system encoding.

SIM will rule until kopete implement per contact ecoding changing. After this where will be a real fight.

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mETz

16 years ago

There is encoding support for icq, you can set a per-contact encoding in the userinfo dialog of that contact. It's planned to move that to a more user-visible place though.

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testerus

16 years ago

Kopete has nice interface but it have NO support of encoding changing.

Unicode works fine for me (using mostly ICQ). An honestly what other encoding should I use? I need German Umlauts and Cyrillic at the same time.

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oshogg

16 years ago

Hi,

I really like SIM and have been using it for a while. The only irritating behavior I have found is that when I receive a new message from a friend, the sim icon in the taskbar starts to flash but I do not see a window pop up with the message. I have to open the sim window and then click on that friend to see the message.

I am sure there must be a way to configure SIM so that whenever I receive a new message from a friend and a conversation with that friend is not on-going; it automatically pops up the window. But, I can't find such a configuration option. Could you please tell how to achieve this behavior?

thanks,
Osho

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cyborg

16 years ago

normally kde prevents fokus stealing, which causes this problem.

I think it was solved in CVS. but you can solve it yourself by decrease kde's focus stealing prevention in control bar.
sorry dunno where exactly.

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fAX

16 years ago

While many users find this annoying, you may enable pop-up new messages.

For this, go Setup->Interface->'Messages' tab and there choose either 'Open and minimize' or 'Open and raise'.

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jayenell

16 years ago

Why does this app have so may votes. Me personally I really dislike SIM.

1. It's ugly. ok, that can really be personally, but all those confusing lines and those ugly icons.
2. It does not follow KDE look & Feel
3. It's userunfriendly
4. After I logged in and started the first chat, my PC freezed!!! Hard-reboot was needed.

So sorry to interupt your party, but Kopete is much, much better. Yes I stay with Kopete and I understand why it's not included in kdenetwork.

On the other hand, a lot of people like it, so somewhere there must be something they like, but I don't know what. Tell me?

Cheers,

J

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Yaba

16 years ago

It *does* follow the kde Look n Feel. The problem are the RPMs. Compile it yourself and set the prefix to the KDE directory and all the KDE themes are available for SIM.

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yevgen

16 years ago

kopete does not support multiple codetables. thats enough reason for me for not using it - 50% of my friends use cyrillic1251

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jbaileys

16 years ago

Sim is very themeable, and you can get the look you want, including the use of Miranda icons which can be downloaded. Sim isn't a KDE app, it is designed to run on Windows platforms as well, and as a result doesn't conform to KDE's way of doing things. But that's a small issue really, considering the amount of KDE'ers who use non kde apps like Gimp!
As far as the crashing goes on your system, if you talk to the developers, they might be able to find a solution for you. Sim is working really well for me other than a few quirks, but I've found it on par with Kopete.

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Atreyd3s

16 years ago

AWESOME!

It's a minor point that it doesn't support buddy images or other MSN features. I was trying many other (I think all of them) IM proggies out there, and couldn't find anything suitable for my needs (or what I was used to).

I was even thinking seriously abut reinstaling miranda-im under wine. But SIM really get's close to miranda in the customization and usability options (it even seems a 1 by 1 feature port).

Even before buddy images (are they any useful?), the video streaming for webcams, could be a way to go, but...

I've seen that for the history you can "skin" the format of the content using XML (ala Kopete chatwindow), but couldn't find that option for the real chatwindow (would be lovely, and perhaps it's my fault, because I think I'm still at 50% of options tried -excuse my bad English wording, haha-).

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eric

16 years ago

compiling version 0.9.3 fails:
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if /bin/sh ../../libtool --silent --mode=compile --tag=CXX g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I../.. -I/opt/kde/include -I/opt/qt/include -I/opt/qt/include -I/usr/X11R6/include -DPIC -fPIC -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT -DPIC -fPIC -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT -D_REENTRANT -I/usr/include/libxml2 -I/usr/include/libxml2 -O2 -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -MT html.lo -MD -MP -MF ".deps/html.Tpo" \
-c -o html.lo `test -f 'html.cc' || echo './'`html.cc; \
then mv -f ".deps/html.Tpo" ".deps/html.Plo"; \
else rm -f ".deps/html.Tpo"; exit 1; \
fi
html.cc: In function `int htmllex_destroy()':
html.cc:2222: error: `yy_start_stack' undeclared (first use this function)
html.cc:2222: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each
function it appears in.)
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eric

16 years ago

after updating flex compiling was successfull

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shafff

16 years ago

its a pity that sim cant be added to kdenetwork package :-(

kopete really sucks (especially on i18n)

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svSHiFT

16 years ago

Yeah! that's right!!!

AFAIK kopete's ICQ part was taken from SIM some time ago.

well -- sim now supports multi-protocolness as well -- but it has better support for non-latin languages (especaly russian)

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oshogg

16 years ago

Hi,

A feature request :).

I wish that you would take information about proxy directly from KDE's proxy settings if KDE's support was compiled in.

thanks
Osho

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oshogg

16 years ago

How come no yahoo messenger support? Quite a lot of people use it and without it, forget about replacing kopete.

thanks,
Osho

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crissi

16 years ago

A yahoo! plugin is now included in 0.9.3!

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oshogg

16 years ago

Thanks much!
Sim is now my only instant messenger :).

Osho

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droop

16 years ago

Yes, it has a yahoo plugin, but it's almost non-usable for me. I complained to the list, but I had no feedback .

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crissi

16 years ago

Can You give me the link to Your post in forum?

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minstrel

16 years ago

I`m using Debian Woody
When I try to install sablot_1.0.1-1_i386.deb,
it fails with missing the package expat
where can I get the expat*.deb ?
Greetings,
Uwe

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13 years ago

[+] New
[-] Fixed error
Changes


=== SIM 0.9.4.3 (3.03.2007) ===

Build system
~~~~~~~~~~~~
[-] Autotools: fix libXss detection.
[+] Add initial CMake support.

Core
~~~~
[-] Disable history filter when it is empty.
[-] Remove "To container" menu when separate containers are disabled.
Auto scroll message view only if it is scrolled to the bottom.
[-] XFree: fix problems with Composite extension enabled.


ICQ plugin
~~~~~~~~~~
[-] More fixes for receiving certain messages.

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