I was chatting with a friend on GChat today. I found having to context switch to my browser so much to be distracting, and half-jokingly and off-handedly said: “I should setup my Emacs with GChat”.
A little Googling led me to Emacs Wiki: GoogleTalk.
These are the steps I used to get GChat running pretty quickly:
M-x package-list-packages, installing ‘jabber’
- add the below to my
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brew install gnutlssince I’m on OSX
M-x jabber-connect-all, entering in my password at the prompt
- Then I can switch to the
*-jabber-roster-*buffer, search for my friend’s name in the list, and hit
RETto start a chat with them.