mcabber is a small XMPP (Jabber) console client.
mcabber includes features such as SASL/SSL/TLS support, MUC
(Multi-User Chat) support, history logging, command completion,
OpenPGP encryption, OTR (Off-the-Record Messaging) support,
dynamic modules and external action triggers.
Please read the manual page (manpage link below) for more information.
mcabber is released under the GNU GPL, and has been tested on
GNU/Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Cygwin.
- 2015-11-09: loudmouth 1.5.1 released.
The upstream Loudmouth repository has not been updated for a while, and since
our repository is the only one getting some updates, we have been requested
several times to make real releases.
Mikael Hallendal (from the Loudmouth team)
agreed so... here is the
by the mcabber community.
The repository is still at
and our release is published
- 2015-06-28: mcabber 1.0.0 released.
Message Carbons, multilanguages spellchecking,
backward completion, smart buffer scroll-locking, a few new
options and bugfixes.
New SSL options available if a recent Loudmouth version is used.
mcabber is 10 years old,
many thanks to all the users and contributors!
- 2014-05-08: mcabber 0.10.3 released.
Several improvements and bugfixes.
Please see the changelog file or the
repository for details.
- 2012-12-02: mcabber 0.10.2 released.
Multiple improvements and bugfixes.
- 2012-12-01: New
Loudmouth snapshot tarball from our
LM git tree
- 2010-12-01: mcabber 0.10.1 released.
See the changelog file or the repository
- 2010-05-24: Google Summer of Code.
Nicolas (a.k.a. alkino) is working on Jingle file transfer
modules for mcabber. See his blog.
Please check the wiki for the Jingle modules.
- 2010-04-11: mcabber 0.10.0 released.
Switch to the Loudmouth library, support for dynamic
modules, and much more. See the changelog file
for a list of changes.
Please see the
page as well!
- 2009-10-06: mcabber 0.9.10 released.
Support for spell checking with Enchant, many bugfixes
and improvements. Please note that spellchecking-related options
have changed a little in the configuration file.
- 2005-06-08: Initial release. First mcabber
Download & documentation
We have added a few patches to the Loudmouth library.
If your version doesn't work please try ours:
Please see the wiki for a list of
mcabber packages for your operating system.
MCabber is maintained by Mikael BERTHE.
There is currently no mailing list about mcabber. You can join the
MCabber MUC conference room if you have some suggestions or questions:
This is an English-speaking room;
you can also join the French (mcabber-fr@conf...)
Russian (mcabber-ru@conf...) conference rooms if you do not speak English.
There are a
on the wiki.
You can report bugs or add suggestions to the
Bitbucket Issue Tracker.
If you are interested in mcabber development, please have a look at
the Mercurial repository.
The best way to get in touch with us is to join the MCabber MUC
conference room too (see above).
You can see what mcabber looks like on the screenshot below:
-- Your screenshots look better? Send them to me!! ;-)
mcabber is free (libre) software. If you like it, please
consider making a donation.
You can make a donation using PayPal, or if you wish to donate by other means,
please contact me directly.