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I'm on OS X 10.6.6, and I've tried Adium and iChat, but neither are iChat isn't capable of showing a list of available rooms anywhere on our company chat server. Does anyone know of a Jabber chat client that can? Thanks!

Update: See my answer at the bottom of the page ;)

Yes Adium can!

  • @Dori thanks for the retag! Hopefully, someone will know the answer to this soon. I hope Psi isn't the only option. For whatever reason it didn't work, and my IT guy couldn't confirm that the server wasn't configured correctly as @VxJasonxV suggested. – mkelley33 Feb 21 '11 at 22:26
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So the answer to my question is to use Adium. A lucky discovery: I was about to disconnect my chat account using the File menu, but when I moused over the text "Disconnect: ...", a context menu appeared as one might expect. However, I had never clicked the item labeled Discovery Browser. Under the server's "Public Chatrooms" I found a list with the JID of all the active chat rooms.

  • I don't see the "Public Chatrooms" option. – Steve Moser Mar 7 '13 at 18:56
  • @SteveMoser You won't see "Public Chatrooms" if you're using the google chat service. I no longer use Adium with public chatrooms, because I no longer work at a job that has public chatrooms. I apologize if my answer didn't apply to your situation. Best of luck! – mkelley33 Mar 9 '13 at 0:46
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The only client I've come across that does this is Psi. There's a "Service Discovery" item in the menus, and browsing the conference/muc bridge interface SHOULD list all the registered rooms.

Service Discovery Window for My XMPP Server

  • Thanks, but that didn't work for me. Looks like it hasn't been an actively developed piece of software for a couple of years either. – mkelley33 Feb 15 '11 at 4:27
  • This is unfortunately true. The actual active Psi developers switched Swift, but it's supposed to be "simple" and I believe it won't have the option you seek. – Jason Salaz Feb 15 '11 at 18:09
  • If Psi did not work (and the "Automatically Get Info" box was checked at the bottom, it is the default), I suspect your server does not allow node browsing. I posted a screenshot of my Jabber Server, and you'll see that the rooms that actually have people in it are listed. – Jason Salaz Feb 15 '11 at 18:31

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