Gabber is a Jabber client for GNOME. Jabber is a flexible distributed Open Source instant messaging system. It also happens to allow communication with other instant messaging systems, such as ICQ, AIM, Yahoo!, MSN, and even IRC. Gabber aims to implement quite a bit of Jabber's functionality while remaining easy to use.
Meteorologist is a simple interface to weather provided by weather.com. It provides the ability to show the weather in the main menu or the dock, each displaying more detail in a pop-up menu, whose contents are customizable from the preferences. Users can also change several of the appearance settings for the dock, in addition to setting whether to display temperature data in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
Gabber under KDE
I'm just curious as to the author's problems running Gabber under KDE. Gabber requires a lot more GNOME libraries than a basic Gtk+ app, yes, but running it should not be a problem.
The only difference that I notice between running under KDE and running under GNOME is that my status docklet actually works under KDE.
Also, being the developer of Gabber, I would appreciate seeing some of these crashes and problems with KDE.
Re: ICQ/AIM/Yahoo! and other closed protocols
> % As mond sort of pointed out
> % Could someone please explain to me
> % open source developers are so
> % of these closed protocols? Yeah, I
> % I'm biased working on an open one,
> but I
> % just want to know. It's not like
> % protocols are even really good
> % or anything - are they just
> % "because so many people use
> % them"? You could make the
> % same argument for any other piece
> % closed source software. There has to
> % a better reason than that - what is
> popularity, that is key
Windows is more popular than Linux. Word is more popular than all of the open source word processors combined. Yet Open Source fans use Linux even when it would be easier to use windows.