[Gajim-devel] How well does Gajim work on the Raspberry Pi 2?

Yann Leboulanger asterix at lagaule.org
Fri Feb 20 11:24:27 CET 2015

On 02/20/2015 05:25 AM, Subharo Bhikkhu wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Firstly, I want to express kudos for Gajim, which is great! Please keep
> up the good work, and I can see that good progress continues to be made
> as the months and years pass by. I think Gajim has a bright future.
> I hope I'm posting to the right place. This seems like the only possible
> place to post, considering that I can't access Gajim's list archives
> here (permission denied):
> http://www.lagaule.org/pipermail/gajim-devel/
> ...nor can I enter the XMPP conference room "gajim at conference.gajim.org"
> within Gajim itself, because the conference room is consistently
> "overactive".
> I'm trying to get any first-hand account of how well Gajim works on the
> $35 Raspberry Pi 2 (especially wrt audio/video capabilities):
> "How does the Gajim XMPP IM app work?"
> http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=98367&start=375#p696970
> Has anyone here thoroughly tried Gajim on the Raspberry Pi 2? What
> works? What doesn't? What's the performance like? Any feedback or
> anecdotal explanations would be appreciated.
> Also Note: FWIW, I've written a thorough step-by-step tutorial on the
> Raspberry Pi's Forum about using Gajim (for noobs), especially to take
> advantage of BOSH:
> "Setting up an XMPP account (with BOSH on port 443) HOWTO":
> http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=99642&p=697921#p697921
> Note: I'm in an unusually tricky position where I can't get my hands on
> a Raspberry Pi 2 myself (at least not any time soon), even though the
> price is certainly right. But I am cheering for the success both Gajim
> and the Raspberry Pi 2, and I have done what little I can to help them.
> I think Gajim could be a "killer app" for the Raspberry Pi 2, as it
> seems lightweight enough that it might just barely perform well. Perhaps
> a "Raspberry Pi 2 + Gajim" appliance might even be a viable product idea
> one day (especially once they release their new Raspberry Pi-specific
> video display within the next few months). That's my hope.

Never tested Gajim on any RPi. I don't use that for desktop.

so no idea how well it works.


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