From ThirdMartini

[edit] Latest

Note Please see the WebPidgin page for the latest (Pidgin) version of this plugin.

[edit] WebGaim Introduction

WebGaim 2.x is a plugin for gaim 2.x that provides access to your Gaim instance, conversations and buddy lists through a web interface. This is the new version of WebGaim completely rewritten in C with support for gaim 2.x. Now you can IM from any device that has a web browser.
A previous version of this plugin for gaim < 1.5 is available here.. However I don't recommend using it any more.
The tracker page is here.

[edit] Warning

WebGaim now supports Authentication: Basic httpd authentication.

[edit] Features

  • Supports Gaim 1.5+
  • Display Online Buddies
  • Start and Continue IM with buddies
  • Login/Logout of IM accounts
  • Supports AIM/Y!/MSN/GoogleTalk/etc ( Anything gaim supports )
  • Basic httpd authentication ( Preferences panel allows for configurable username/password and port selection )

[edit] Supported Browsers/Devices

  • Mozilla
  • Firefox
  • IE
  • Konqueror
  • Samsung i500 ( Handspring Blazer Browser )
  • Sony PSP ( Wish it had a keyboard )

[edit] Screen Shot

Webgaim on a PSP

[edit] Using WebGaim

[edit] Quick Start

Initial Configuration:

Webgaim requires an installed copy of gaim since it runs as a plugin. Install gaim and configure gaim on your pc. This includes creating all of your IM accounts. GAIM supports pretty much everything under the sun.
Install the plugin following the instructions from here. Go to tools->plugins and enable WebGaim Plugin.
Once the plugin activate start a webbrowser on the same machine as webgaim and go to http://localhost:8888/ . At this point webgaim is running.

Using Mobile Browsers:

If the PC running gaim is behind a firewall, you will need to forward port 8888 to the PC with gaim. ( Your router should have documentation on how to do this )
Now all we need is browse to http://yourip:8888/ from anywhere and you will see the webgaim interface.

[edit] The UI

CMD: U : H : B : O

This is the WebGaim Quick Command bar.
U = Refresh/Update the current screen
A = Takes you to the Accounts Login/Logout screen
O = Takes you to the Options screen
? = Takes you to the Help screen


The active tab displays all buddies that have sent you a message that you have not read yet.
CMD: U : A : O : ?
 (2) MyBuddy1 [0]
(2) specifies the number of unseen messages.
MyBuddy1 is the buddy that IM-ed you.
[0] If your WAP device supports access keys, hitting this button on the keypad would take you to that conversation.

[edit] Download

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Source Code:

Binary Downloads At:

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