XMPP client for Trisquel

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Joined: 02/12/2018


I have some problems with Gajim. I have to configure Group Chats every time I need to use them. When configuring a new Group Chat, the two check boxes below ("Bookmark this room" and "Join this room automatically when connect") are grayed out. I managed once to bookmark them manually in a different way (I cannot remember how) but it did not work either, I restarted the app and the Group Chats were vanished.

Anyone knows how to solve it?

I tried to install a newer Gajim than the one from the Trisquel 8 repo, but I faced many problems and abandoned. I tried different installation methods -with my limited knowledge.


Anyone managed to install a newer Gajim?
If so, how did you do it?

I like Gajim because it apparently is a consolidated and alive Free Software XMPP client, but I would not mind to install any other XMPP client if you Trisquelers trust it. It just needs to support OTR, OMEMO and be easily Torifyable.

Thank you!


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Joined: 07/07/2017

I can't replicate this. If I go to

Actions -> Join Group Chat -> Join New Group Chat

and fill out the form, initially only "Join this room automatically" is greyed out, and it become selectable once I select "Bookmark this room". I wonder if all XMPP servers support persistent rooms.

I doubt a newer version of Gajim will make a difference. If you want to try another client, Pidgin is included in Tails, so I assume it's fine with Tor, OTR, etc.

Joined: 05/01/2018

If you really want OMEMO support, then you have to stick to Gajim.

If OMEMO is optional, then you'll have many more options, e.g. Pidgin and Psi-plus, both with OTR support.

Joined: 02/12/2018

Thank you mason and nadebula!

In my case both "Bookmark this room" and "Join this room automatically when connect" check-boxes are grayed out :(

I found this when looking for XMPP clients with OMEMO. So I may go back to old Pidgin.