The other day I noticed that I am somewhat dependent on Facebook Chat for University projects. As so, I need to check what's up with my colleagues every now and then. Having to open Facebook for that is not very convenient, and even though I could use iMessages or another chat app, I prefer to never leave Emacs, my true Operating System.
As so, I found out about
jabber.el - an XMPP client for Emacs. As so, I configured Emacs to connect to my Facebook account.
;; Define a list of my jabber.el accounts (setq jabber-account-list '( ("email@example.com" (:network-server . "chat.facebook.com") (:connection-type . starttls) (:port . 5222) (:password . "your_password")))) ;; Disable jabber.el presence notifications (remove-hook 'jabber-alert-presence-hooks 'sr-jabber-alert-presence-func) ;; Connect to all my jabber.el accounts on startup (jabber-connect-all)
account_name_or_id defined above is simply your Facebook Account ID, which you can either be a custom string or a default number, just look it up on your Facebook Settings.
You can use
jabber.el for Google Talk and other XMPP-based chat services. However, you should be loading your password string from a hidden file and not in your
That should be all you need to have Emacs connect to Facebook on startup. However, as I'm on OS X I had to add the following before all that:
;; Define location of gnutls-cli on OS X, instaled via brew (setq starttls-use-gnutls t starttls-gnutls-program "/usr/local/bin/gnutls-cli" starttls-extra-arguments nil)
Basically, it seems that
gnutls-cli is installed somewhere
jabber.el is not expecting, if installed with