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Re: Mozilla and Java Plugin

bob parker wrote:

I want to get Yahoo chat running in Mozilla.

When I try it I get an error,
"This page contains information of a type (application/x-java-vm) that can only viewed with the appropriate Plug-in"

What package should I install


There are no offiicial debian packages for sun's java plugin, as sun's license is too restrictive. Unfortunately the is no free replacements for this yet. There are some unofficial debian packages you might want to search for those on google.com.

On the other hand there are free replacements for yahoo messenger, that are even compatible with it. You can use the jabber protocol to connect to the yahoo network. You can get more information about jabber at www.jabber.org, you can also get a list of jabber servers and the transports they support (msn, yahoo, icq, aim, etc...) at http://www.jabber.org/user/publicservers.php .

I really like the psi jabber client for X windows, and imcom for the console, but there are lots of others.

If you would just like to a yahoo messenger clone without the added functionality of jabber there are packages that do just that. ari-yahoo and gnuyahoo for console, gaim and everybuddy for X.

The advantage with jabber is that there are freely available implimentations of the server. You can use any number of servers and you can even run your own. I'm running my own server right now (with msn and icq transports, but no yahoo...).

If none of this interests you there is a version of yahoo messenger that is available for linux. You can download that from yahoo. Again there is no official Debian package because it is not free software.


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