Gossip (software)

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Gossip: buddy list and conversation window
Developer(s) Imendio, now Lanedo
Stable release
0.31 / August 2, 2008
Written in C
Operating system Unix-like
Type Instant messaging
License GNU General Public License
Website wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Attic/Gossip

Gossip is an instant messaging client for Unix-like operating systems. It uses XMPP protocol[1] and adheres to GNOME's published human interface guidelines.[2] It is written in the C programming language, and its main developer is Mikael Hallendal, founder of Imendio.[3]


Among its features are:

  • Presence of your contacts
  • Send and receive messages
  • Group chatting
  • Keeping all of your conversations logged
  • Sound notification
  • Compliance with GNOME's Human Interface Guidelines

See also[edit]


  1. ^ GNOME project. "Gossip". Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  2. ^ Saint-André, Peter (2009). XMPP: The Definitive Guide: Building Real-Time Applications with Jabber Technologies. O'Reilly Media. 
  3. ^ http://www.osnews.com/story/8411/Interview_with_Mikael_Hallendal_Founder_of_Imendio

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