Archive for December, 2011

Connect MSN with XMPP on Ubuntu Oneiric (11.10)

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

For those who want to give it a try but doesn’t want to install unstable distro, I’ve added the needed pieces in our telepathy ppa.

Updates on XMPP support in MSN

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Good news for MSN users!

As explained in a previous post, Microsoft added XMPP support to connect MSN. A few days ago, they made it officially supported (previously was a developer preview only).

Thanks to the advice of a Microsoft developer, I even fixed the legal issue that prevented us to enable this by default. Client applications (as opposed to web applications) are not meant to ship the app secret key, even for closed source app (would be too easy to find the key in the binary). So there is a simple checkbox in the app settings to tell it is a “mobile application” and then it won’t need the secret key to authenticate.

All patches got merged and released into empathy (>=3.3.2), telepathy-gabble (>= 0.15.0), and gnome-online-accounts(>=3.3.0).