Jabber is an IM protocol which offers secure chatter, chat rooms, contact groups (all the directors are in one group so you can see who's on and get in touch etc). You log into it with your external services login and password (https://goonfleet.com/esa/).
You can hang out with your corpmates while you're at work, school or otherwise
not playing winning eve. Besides, directors always send out important op announcements as Jabber broadcasts. Being logged into jabber is the primary means of receiving information about fleets via directorbot announcements. You should always have your jabber client open.
Some combinations of hardware and settings have trouble with Fullscreen graphics modes and things that give popup notifications/flash their window title bars. Sometimes, when this happens, the graphics memory is corrupted, leading to graphical glitches, lockups, and crashes, These problems can be unpredictable, and can strike at any time, even where they have never happened before for years. We recommend running EVE in Window Mode so that you can switch back and forth between Jabber and other out of game tools safely, and so that notifications from your Jabber client don't crash your game. This problem is not unique to EVE, it is an inherent problem of fullscreen graphics modes and GPUs.
Jabber itself is pretty secure, as it is hosted internally. The risk of an OPSEC breach only comes into play if spies gain access (happens all the time) or someone connects using a web service or client that is run by and "phones home" to a hostile entity.
This section describes in broad terms how to configure a jabber client to connect to Goonfleet's jabber service.
Alternately use this link https://docs.google.com/document/d/1On3VVTs1oqlGvVZSVTSw87fgfWzI-Wi7qXECrpWmpTY/edit
The following is a list of Jabber clients people have been using with the Goonfleet Jabber service as well as a link to configuration information and FAQs specific to Goonfleet where available.
No! Any corporation with forums access (IE, all GS corps + Allies) can sign up!
Goonswarm runs a Jabber server at conference.goonfleet.com. Unless you are using a client that specifically requires it for some reason you should not enter this hostname into your client.
Because you need to have one unified method for joe average and people like cap pilots and directors, and jabber allows much enhanced security for those other groups. If all else fails, use SPARK but the fucker's based on Java and is horribly slow and buggy.
If some important shit comes up people can send out broadcasts and tell you to log in and x cause seriously OUR PARTICIPAISHUN BACKBOAN!!
For Pidgin users: Simply open your Buddy Window, select the Tools drop-down menu, then select Plugins. Check the "Join/Part Hiding" option.
For Trillian Users: Go to Trillian Menu -> Settings -> IM Accounts. Click on your Jabber account then click on Settings. In settings window click on Miscellaneous then uncheck 'Show join/part events in group chat windows'. Note, you'll need to restart Trillian for this to work.
A lot of people don't seem to be able to read. Go over the instructions once more to make sure you haven't missed anything.
If you have recently registered your API it might take some time for the system to process your information. Wait an hour and try again.
If there's a space in your name, you need to replace it with an _ (underscore). If that doesn't work then try to copy your username from the ESA website manually and paste it into the login information in Jabber
You must use the external services password to connect to jabber. Do not try to use your forums password.
Login is case sensitive!
The server that hosts the conferences is conference.goonfleet.com, which is different from the main connection server. If you are getting 404 errors when joining rooms, make sure this isn't happening.
First, try using the web-based jabber provided by Goonfleet here
It's HTTPS which most businesses allow outbound.
If this doesn't work, try using a HTTP proxy!
In Pidgin, modify your jabber account and select the the Advanced Tab. Choose "HTTP" from the Proxy Type drop down list. Choose a proxy from http://aliveproxy.com/irc-proxy-list/ and enter the IP address in the Host field and the Port number in the Port field. Proxies using port 80 are the most likely to work.
An example working proxy. Warning, this proxy is not anonymous.
Host = 126.96.36.199
Port = 80
For Windows 7 or earlier, drag the sub-directory in the zip file to %APPDATA%\.purple\smileys and then select SAGF 2015 Summer Pack as your Smiley Theme in Pidgin under tools > preferences > themes. You may need to restart pidgin to get the pack to display in the preferences dialog.
On Windows 8/10 drag the sub-directory to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Pidgin\pixmaps\pidgin\emotes" and restart pidgin. Select the Smiley Theme under Tools > Preferences > Themes.
To fix the animation bug, close pidgin, download this version of Gtk and replace the Gtk folder in your Pidgin installation folder with it. With newer versions of Pidgin, there's a chance that this may prevent Pidgin from starting up. If you find that's the case, download this version of Gtk and replace the Gtk folder in your Pidgin installation folder with it.
Gavin Tremlor of 30plus converted an emote pack to Trillian format. This pack contains all the emotes from Summer 2015 plus the original Astra emotes. It can be found here. Gavin's pack has all the icons in groups, so the smiley menu works.
Fly8oy converted one of the emote packs to a format Trillian likes here. File destination is C:\Program Files (x86)\Trillian\stixe\plugins\
Based on the SAGF_Summer_2012, download this theme. Hit Tools -> Addons, click the gear box and select Install Addon from File. Point it to the file you just downloaded. After you restart, go to Tools -> Options -> Themes -> Emoticons and select Miro SA-GF Icon Pack from the dropdown.
Mynnna converted the latest SAGF pack for pidgen but it doesn't work with 0.12; it can be found here. Unzip into Gajim\data\emoticons on Windows or /usr/share/gajim/data/emoticons on Ubuntu, then go to Preferences and select SAGF from the emoticons list on the general tab.
Download the SAGF emoticon pack and put in с:\program files\QIP Infium\Smiles
Download the SAGF emoticon pack for Miranda IM (up to date as of October 2013) and extract it in "Miranda IM\smileys\" folder. Then select smileys in Customize->Smileys.
Note that you should have the SmileyAdd plugin installed
This pack is based on the smiley pack for the Pidgin.
You may find SA icon packs for several clients here. Note that these do not include any GoonFleet-specific icons.