Well. I did it. I cried “UNCLE”.
As everybody knows by now, Kopete was giving me a headache by not connecting to MSN. Well, it giving me issues with Yahoo as well. I was on, but not showing as on to some people. Strange.
Well, anyway, the other day I got a script that would download, install and configure gaim for me (in Ubuntu). Well, I say, go for it old chap. And lo and behold, it worketh! Only one minor problem: SSL support for MSN and G-talk. I got the libraries I needed, then just re-ran the script with the needed command in there and *pop* Gaim works! Yay!
I guess I’m dropping Kopete for now… Even though I don’t want to. I liked Kopete. I liked the way it handled IMs and the sounds it made. I guess I’m a sucker for sounds…
Anyway… I’m slightly sad that Kopete has to sit on my computer and be useless for a while. Maybe there’ll be an update that works its way into the repos in a few weeks. Until then, Gaim, I salute you, for JustWork(TM)-ing for me. :-D
Oh, and as we speak, I’m getting gaim for Windows, if I ever load that part of my computer again.