Arthur S. Alexion on Mon, 22 Jul 2002 18:40:09 +0200

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Re: [PLUG] gaim-kit-aim

To sum up this thread, I tried Kinkatta at JP's suggestion and it seems 
to work fine.  I'm going too try it for a couple of days.  While it 
does not retrieve buddy lists from the server, it does import them from 
GAIM quickly and flawlessly.

Art Clemmons appears to be right that gaim may require loaidng the gtk 
library (not the entire gnome set), but it non the less consumes very 
few resources and seems to be the most mature product of those 
available.  So, I'll take his word that gaim consumes fewer resources 
than AOL AIM.

I'll try Kinkatta for a while and see if I like it.  Otherwise, I'll 
use gaim.

One observation.  Kinkatta to enourmous amout of time to compile.  make 
took about 3 hours.  At times I thought my system had locked up.  It is 
not a very big program, and I don't know why.

On Friday 19 July 2002 11:08 am, JP Toto wrote:
> I use gaim in KDE all the time and it doesn't seem to hog much in the
> way of resources. You just need gtk installed - not full blown gnome.
> I would try Kinkatta for a full kde AIM client. It works really great
> and while it doesn't (last time I checked) get buddy lists from the
> server, it has an import utility to get saved lists from gaim, aim,
> and a few others. Definitely recommended. The only reason I stick
> with gaim is that it has pluggins for MSN. YMMV but definitely try
> out kinkatta:
> Cheerios, - JP
> Arthur S. Alexion wrote:
> > I have a deaf friend who I often chat with over AIM.  I have used
> > the AOL-brand AIM for Linux which seems quite suitable.  I have
> > also used gaim which is fine, too.  I don't know if kit is working.
> >
> > Kit, unlike AIM and gaim, doesn't seem to get your "buddy lists"
> > from the server, meaning I have to manually add them.  Is this
> > correct, or am I just using it wrong?
> >
> > GAIM works fine, but I am usually working in KDE, and I understand
> > that GAIM is a gnome app, and that using gnome apps in kde hogs a
> > lot of resources.
> >
> > I suppose that if kit isn't there yet, and gaim hogs resources, I
> > could use the AOL-brand client.
> >
> > Suggestions?


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