How To Install emesene 2.11.5 in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal?

emesene is a chat client (GUI) that lets you "merge" or use several chat protocols such as Jabber, Facebook, Google Talk, etc under its main GUI. And it's a known fact that emesene (is the Spanish pronunciation of MSN) is a clone of the Microsoft's MSN messenger that's coded using Python and the GUI used to be written using the GTK+ toolkit.

But recently they decided to get rid of GTK+ and use the tool from the "other end", the gorgeous Qt :) (which is still at beta stage). And to be honest, I don't know if the adaptation of Qt4 has anything to do with it, but heck, emesene looking soooo much better!.

Main features...

*. The Qt4 "skin" is disabled by default (still under testing). But lucking you can still forcefully enable it by using the command "-e main:qt4_main".

*. Simple interface which is easy to get used to.

*. Simple text editor.

*. Add emoticons, can't live without them, let me put one here :).

*. Enhanced group chatting.

*. Easily switch between tabs using "Ctr + Tab" keyboard shortcut.

*. More translations supported added.

*. A lot of bug fixes are just a few to mention.

So as I said before, if you use Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal and want to install emesene, then open your Terminal and enter the below command.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:emesene-team/emesene-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install emesene


Anonymous said...

Thank you!! : D

Gayan said...

@ Anonymous,

lol... glad it helped you :D.

Anonymous said...

how do u add an emoticon from a contact? i cant find the damn option lol

Gayan said...


Hello there,

Um... not sure what you mean.. but as soon as I double click on a contact the "emoticon" appears above the typing field .... :/

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