Monday, August 17, 2009


Hi All,

I am really happy to write this blog. Read through yourself to find out the reason.

1. Go to and download the latest sipe plugin for pidgin - version 1.5.0

2. Install it using the normal steps - ./configure, make and sudo make install

3. Or if you are using Debian or Ubuntu, do add this repository to your sources.list file
deb jaunty main
and reload your repos.

4. Then either use synaptic or apt-get to install pidgin-sipe package.

Inside Pidgin:

1. Add a Microsoft OCS/LCS account. That is to be selected in the protocol drop down list.

2. Give your details like Username, Domain details and dont finally forget to give your proxy info also.

3. You may be asked to download one or 2 certificates. Just say Allow.

4. You are done.


Folks you are connected to a Microsoft server - I meant that you can throw your MS Communicator to trash and use this free sourced tool.

If this communicator was stopping you these days from using Linux - please stop that thought and go ahead now.


1. This version of 1.5.0 is the latest stable version of the sipe plugin.
2. All kinds of bugs like - A message would be sent twice in the earlier sipe plugins, some messages would not be delivered at all.

All these kinds of bugs are now fixed in this latest issue.

Hope you all liked this post.

Enjoy your ending Monday Blues..........

Ananth Gouri

1 comment:

  1. I like it :)
    Try 1.6.x series for chat functionality and more improvements.