The Kopete Handbook

Will Stephenson

Matt Rogers

MichaŽl Larouche

Revision 0.12 (2006-12-15)

Kopete is KDE's multi-protocol instant messenger client.


Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Kopete, the KDE instant messaging client
Before starting...
What is Kopete?
More Kopete Information on the Web
Introduction to Instant Messaging
2. Getting Started
Creating Accounts
Go Online and Start Chatting!
3. Using Kopete
The Contact List
Layout of the Contact List window
Setting Your Presence
Start A Chat From The Contact List
Send A File
Organizing Contacts
Configure Kopete
Exiting Kopete
Keyboard shortcuts
The Chat Window
Layout of the Chat Window
Group Chats in Kopete
File Transfers
Keyboard Shortcuts
4. Configuring Kopete
Global Shortcuts
The Configure Kopete Dialog
Adding and Editing Accounts
Global Identity
Behavior
Appearance
Devices
Loading Plugins
5. Kopete's Protocols
Protocols
AIM
ICQ
MSN
Yahoo
Jabber
Google Talk
Novell GroupWise
Gadu-Gadu
WinPopup
Other protocols
6. Kopete's Plugins
Plugins
Auto Replace
Bookmarks
Contact Notes
Cryptography
Highlight
History
KopeteTeX
Now Listening
OTR
Pipes
Statistics
Text Effect
Translator
Web Presence
Contributing a plugin
7. Menu Entries
The Contact List Window's Menus
File Menu
Edit Menu
Settings Menu
Help Menu
The Chat Window's Menus
Chat Menu
Edit Menu
Format Menu
Tabs Menu
Tools Menu
Settings Menu
Help Menu
8. Frequently Asked Questions
9. Credits and License
The Team
Current Development Team
Former Developers (Kopete Hall Of Fame)
Documentation
A. Installation
How to obtain Kopete
Required Libraries
Compilation and Installation
B. Kopete Chat Window Style Guide
Kopete Chat Window Style reference.
Reference guide.
Keywords reference
Kopete Chat Window Style Guideline
Support highlight
Consecutive message templates are required.
Use UTF-8 encoding.
Supply Contents/Info.plist for interopability with Adium
Supply buddy_icon.png
Support right-to-left languages with %messageDirection% keyword.
C. Kopete Pipes Plugin Implementation Guide
XML Output
XML Input
Acceptable Values
D. Jabber Handbook
About Jabber XMPP
First steps
Get Kopete
Create your Jabber account
Fill in your account data in Kopete
Adding friends
Messaging and sending files
Transfer files
Group chat
Useful configuration hints
Plugins
OTR
E. ICQ Handbook
About ICQ
Features
Criticism
Create your ICQ account
Connect through Kopete
Options explained
Add a contact
Being added
Chatting
Spam