• Where are we?

A plugin exists to use a Java applet in Tiki to connect to a local Jabber server (lib/wiki-plugins/wikiplugin_jabber.php).

  • Where do we want to be?

Jabber is the long term ideal solution. However, this involves that your SysAdmin must install jabber and Tiki interacts with jabber for authentication. We would want people to be able to use the browser based access via Tiki or optionally login via their favorite jabber client. (which is often bundled with other IM protocols ex.: Gaim ).

  • Who is working on what? (Priorities/goals/majors issues/roles)


Dennis Heltzel
Damian Parker



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Competition and standards

As for Jabber clients, please see jabber clients.
These two look very good and have some nice extra features:

Jar file clients:

PHP client libs:

CVS Doc section

I have the JabberApplet working quite nicely on several of my 1.7 sites. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Install a jabber server on the same system that is running Tiki.
  2. Get the JabberApplet and put it in a new directory called jabber under lib.
  3. Create a Wiki page in your site with the folowing code in it:
    <APPLET ARCHIVE="lib/jabber/JabberApplet.jar" 
    <param name="xmlhostname" value="yourdomain.goes.here">

Note by luci: applet tag is deprecated in favor of object in xhtml 1.0, in xhtml 1.0 transitional attributes must be in lowercase, there's no attribute viewastext, there's no applet tag in xhtml 1.0 strict

Put the domain name that the jabber server is using in place of yourdomain.goes.here (it must still be in quotes).

  1. When a user views that page, the Jabber applet will start and they will be prompted for login info.


I (dheltzel) just setup a Jabber server to run some of the same domains that I run Tiki on. Jabber sure has a lot of name recognition in the OSS community. It seems to work pretty well. too.

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