Aug 242008

KMess is a MSN Messenger client for KDE Users in Linux. It enables Linux users to chat with friends online who are using MSN Messenger in Windows or Mac OS or Linux. The strength of KMess is it’s integration with the KDE desktop environment, focus on MSN Messenger specific features and an easy-to-use interface.

Features include,

Display picture transfers
Fast file transfers
Custom emoticons and nudges
Winks and offline-im messages receiving
Rich and colorful chat styles and logs
Live Mail e-mail notifications

Install KMess

To install KMess on your openSUSE, click one of the following 1-click installer (YaST MetaPackages) based on your openSUSE version. This will automatically download the YMP file and launch YaST Package Manager.

openSUSE 11.0

1-click installer for KMess

openSUSE 10.3

1-click installer for KMess

openSUSE 10.2
1-click installer for KMess

NOTE: To enable 1-click install feature in openSUSE 10.2, click here

Click Next in the page showing KMess package selected and then click Next on the summary page showing repositories selected and click Next again on the installation summary page. This will start adding the required repositories and start installing the KMess package and the required dependencies.

Package summary Repository selection & summary

Finish installation

Once installed, you can find KMess can be found as “MSN Client” under “Application – Internet – Chat “

MSN Client in Menu

Click MSN Client to start and login with your MSN Messenger. You can choose to set you online status while signing on or after logging in from “Connect – My Status”

Login to MSN Client MSN Online Set online status

To edit Kmess settings, click “Actions – Configure KMess”

KMess settings Preferences

Click here to vist the homepage for KMess.