mcabber is a small XMPP (Jabber) console client.
mcabber includes features such as SASL/SSL/TLS support, MUC
(Multi-User Chat) support, history logging, command completion,
OpenPGP encryption, OTR (Off-the-Record Messaging) support,
dynamic modules and external action triggers.
Please read the manual page (manpage link below) for more information.
mcabber is released under the GNU GPL, and has been tested on
GNU/Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Cygwin.
- 2014/05/08: mcabber 0.10.3 released.
Several improvements and bugfixes.
Please see the changelog file or the
repository for details.
- 2012/12/02: mcabber 0.10.2 released.
Multiple improvements and bugfixes.
- 2012/12/01: New
Loudmouth snapshot tarball from our
LM git tree
- 2011/12/04: An updated
Loudmouth tarball has been uploaded. It contains fixes from our
LM git tree.
- 2010/12/01: mcabber 0.10.1 released.
See the changelog file or the repository
- 2010/05/24: Google Summer of Code.
Nicolas (a.k.a. alkino) is working on Jingle file transfer
modules for mcabber. See his blog.
Please check the wiki for the Jingle modules!
- 2010/04/11: mcabber 0.10.0 released.
Switch to the Loudmouth library, support for dynamic
modules, and much more. See the changelog file
for a list of changes.
Please see the
page as well!
- 2010/03/28: mcabber 0.10.0-rc2 released.
Release Candidate for 0.10.0. MCabber now uses the
Loudmouth XMPP library, and has support for dynamic module
- 2009/10/06: mcabber 0.9.10 released.
Support for spell checking with Enchant, many bugfixes
and improvements. Please note that spellchecking-related options
have changed a little in the configuration file.
- 2008/10/11: New user guide. See the links below
for franky's mcabber user guide!
Download & documentation
We have added a few patches to the Loudmouth library.
If your version doesn't work please try ours:
Please see the wiki for a list of
mcabber packages for your operating system.
MCabber is maintained by Mikael BERTHE.
There is currently no mailing list about mcabber. You can join the
MCabber MUC conference room if you have some suggestions or questions:
This is an English-speaking room;
you can also join the French (mcabber-fr@conf...)
Russian (mcabber-ru@conf...) conference rooms if you do not speak English.
There are a
on the wiki.
You can report bugs or add suggestions to the
Bitbucket Issue Tracker.
New versions are announced on the
website, and you can subscribe to new releases on the freshmeat page to be
notified when a new mcabber version is out.
If you are interested in mcabber development, please have a look at
the Mercurial repository. You can join the MCabber MUC
conference room too (see above).
You can see what mcabber looks like on the screenshot below:
-- Your screenshots look better? Send them to me!! ;-)
mcabber is free (libre) software. If you like it, please
consider making a donation.
You can make a donation using PayPal, or if you wish to donate by other means,
please contact me directly.