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GoogleTalk in Eclipse

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by , 10-27-2011 at 07:58 PM (1373 Views)
Eclipse communication Framework is a collection of communication and collaboration tools. One of exciting tool is support for talking to any Jabber server. This means that we can easily configure Google Talk to run inside an Eclipse view.

You should have Eclipse Europa and ECF installed. To install ECF, go to Help -> Software Updates -> Find and Install > 'Search for new features to install'. The Europa Discovery Site ( should be selected, and after hitting Finish, the Eclipse Communication Framework will be shown in the Communications category. We only need the Core feature for now. Yes, you may download the examples to play around with as well. Restart Eclipse once you've installed it.

Now lets configure GoogleTalk in Eclipse. There is a 'Communications' perspective which you can switch to. There is a little button in the action bar which will let you add new accounts. If you click on the arrow to the right of it, a drop-down menu will appear with IRC, MSN, XMPP, XMPPS and BitTorrent.

Select the XMPPS one. You will get window asking for your username and password. Once you click on 'Finish', you'll get a Contacts view, and from there, all of your Google contacts will be displayed. You can even set your status using the drop-down menu item at the top of the view.

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