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Facebook Going XMPP - Never Support Walled Gardens

It was announced yesterday that Facebook Chat is soon going to use the open standards XMPP. This means that in the near future you will be able to use Coccinella and any other XMPP client to connect to Facebook Chat. We don't even have to provide you with a new Coccinella release, thanks to the merits of open standards.

A Fool's Guide to Bypass Openfire's Client Control

Today the Openfire Team announced the open sourcing of the Client Control module for Openfire. This module promises it "allows to specify which XMPP clients are allowed to connect to the server".

In this guide I will give you instructions about how you can bypass this restriction and always use Coccinella. Don't be afraid that this tutorial will be too difficult for you! Thanks to Coccinella's flexible branding features, even a child can do this. No, you don't have to recompile Coccinella or apply some difficult hacks. It's only a matter of adding 1 small line to Coccinella's preferences file and then restarting Coccinella! Read further to see how easy it is to bypass OpenFire's Client Control module.

Coccinella pretending to be Psi

Yearly Overview #1

Visits for all visitors (Coccinella website)

ICQ Video Tutorial

Adding an ICQ contact to Coccinella is the subject of the fifth Coccinella screencast. This tutorial instructs you how to add an ICQ contact or buddy in Coccinella to chat with. Stay tuned for more screencasts!

Add ICQ Contact

Better Breakfast Builds

Green Granny Smith apple with girl
Credit: frischmilch, License: by

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and thus we've added an apple to your breakfast. Since recently, the daily build breakfast system generates a binary for Mac OS X using the latest development snapshot of Coccinella. Note that this is a Universal binary, which gives you an amazing speed improvement on Intel systems.

And that's not all! Both the Mac OS X build, the Windows build, as well as the Linux build are Tcl/Tk 8.5 powered. One of the highlights in this major Tcl/Tk release is a speed improvement of 10%.


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