Screenshots of the Jabber Client for Mozilla

Thursday August 10th, 2000

David Hallowell writes, "There are some screenshots of the Mozilla based Jabber instant messaging client over at JabberCentral. From what I can gather you can run the client in the sidebar or its own window a lot like the AIM client in Netscape 6."

#1 Jabber looks good...

by rgelb

Thursday August 10th, 2000 8:49 PM

Now, how about making those ugly sidebar tabs look better. BTW, is there a plan to make the sidebar capable of being teared off?

#3 Re: Jabber looks good...

by dave532

Friday August 11th, 2000 7:07 AM

Yeah, they do look ugly in the Modern skin, if they take an approach used in classic for the sidebar tabs then I think they'd look better. -- Make Classic the default VOTE NOW:

#4 Re: Jabber looks good...

by triptych

Friday August 11th, 2000 7:48 PM

If you want the "equivalent" of "torn off" sidebars - do this:

Click Tabs Choose Customize Sidebar Look at your choices in the "avaliable panels" list. Choose a tab. Click "preview".

Viola! a "torn off" sidebar tab!

#5 Re: Re: Jabber looks good...

by Anon

Saturday August 12th, 2000 3:59 PM

With NS6, you can detatch the Buddy List, yet still look at other tabs. So, another sort of way.

#2 Jabber.. ICQ...

by Brendon

Friday August 11th, 2000 6:55 AM

Jabber... Downloaded IMJabber for win32 and though it didnt look bad I missed the "invisible/visible list" and the "invisible status". Does anyone know if this has something to do with the Jabber protocol or if it simply isnt implemented in the client? btw, whatever the case; lookin' good.

#6 Re: Jabber.. ICQ...

by jmissig

Tuesday August 15th, 2000 5:23 PM

The Jabber presence architecture doesn't allow for invisible users that can see other users' presence. You can, however, send an unavailable presence and the server will notify everyone that you are offline. You won't be able to receive new presence updates (so you can't see when your friends change status - they basically get frozen), but it looks to them that you are offline. This is not something that will be fixed because invisible status is an insecure method of presence.