Friday, August 18, 2006

Gyach-E - Yahoo! Messenger for Linux

What make the differences between Gyach-E and other IM clients (that support Yahoo! Messenger)?

+ Gyach-E can log on with invisible mode (Gaim can't do)
+ Gyach-E can voice chat others (Kopete and Gaim can't do)
+ Gyach-E supports web cam (Gaim can't do)
+ Gyach-E can show popup when someone logs on and logs off (Kopete and Gaim, again Gaim, can't do)
+ Gyach-E can show popup when receives a new mail (with a voice message) (Gaim can't do)
+ Gyach-E supports to open your Yahoo! Mail directly from Gyach-E (Kopete and Gaim can't do)
+ Gyach-E can detect an user is invisible if he's online then change status to invisible (nice feature, huh?)
+ Gyach-E can keep connection really well (Try to log on to your account by another computer, it will be out immediately)

If you only need to chat with other YM users, Gyach-E is for you.

(I will provide more when I found any nice features Gyach-E can do)

How to install Gyach-E? (Thanks endersshadow)

1. Download http://www.politicalcrossfire.com/temp/enderavsig/gyach-install.tar.bz2, and save it to your home directory (important!).

2. Run these commands in the terminal, in sequential order:

tar -xjf gyach-install.tar.bz2
cd gyach
sudo ./install

Now try to run Gyach-E by "gyach" at terminal console.

Note: Maybe you need to install libtldl package to run Gyach-E.

3 comments:

Step2 said...

I don't agree with you at some points:
+ Gyach can log on with invisible mode (Gaim can't do)
Step2: Gaim can do it. Just choose Away/Invisible
+ Gyach can voice chat others (Kopete and Gaim can't do)
+ Gyach supports web cam (Gaim can't do)
+ Gyach can show popup when some one log on and log off (Kopete and Gaim, again Gaim, can't do)
Step2: Have you tried Guifications? It's cooler than Yahoo Messenger's popup :)

I will give Gyach a chance. But I don't like to install software outside Synaptic :(

t800t8 said...

Please read slowly and more carefully.

+ Gyach can log on with invisible mode (Gaim can't do)

I install many things outside Synaptic (example: JDK 6, RSSOwl, Gyach,...)

Step2 said...

Gaim 2.0 can remember last status, so it can log on with invisible mode. But it still can't voice chat and view webcam :(
I've heard that the original author already gave up Gyach project, it's dangerous to install :)