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Jabber/XMPP transport for Google Hangouts

Not so frequently asked questions and stuff: 


Social pressure forces me to communicate with people using Hangouts, Google's instant messaging platform.

Unfortunately, the only way to use it is either on Gmail, or using the worst client you've ever seen: a Google Chrome extension.

My operating system is not a f*cking web browser!

What if I want to?:

  • Copy links in chat messages without opening them?
  • Open links in my default web browser and not in Chrome?
  • Use the integrated notification system of my operating system and not some weak-ass "tab title change"?
  • Use IM on slow hardware?

Being an active user of Jabber/XMPP, I decided the best way to solve all these problems at once would be to write a transport for my Jabber server.

This transport can be found on GitHub:

That way, I can communicate with people using Hangouts with any Jabber client.

Here are a few screenshots from Psi and Pidgin: