Description: Gajim is a fairly solid Jabber instant messaging client written with an interface quite similar to Pidgin's. One of the features I like about Gajim is its built-in notification system similar to Pidgin's Guifications.
Download Gajim Portable 0.12.1 Development Test 1 [13MB download / 15-40MB installed]
Development Test 1 (2008-12-29): Initial Release
Language / Protocol Notes:
Gajim is a multilingual application, and you can find the available languages in GajimPortable\App\Gajim\po if you install the multilingual package. The language can be set by editing the file 'GajimPortableSettings.ini' in GajimPortable\Data\settings (created after first run). Simply add your language code (as listed in the previous directory) on the
The Jabber protocol can also connect to various other instant messaging protocols through transports. Some of the most common protocols I've seen include the Live / .NET protocol, Y!M, Oscar for AIM and ICQ, IRC, Gadu-Gadu and some others. Simply go to Actions -> Discover Services from the main menu and enter a server. I've found Jaim.at has many protocols available. It's fairly straight-forward to set up an account but I'll post detailed instructions on that and Gmail / Google Apps accounts later.