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swad Absent Member.
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Messenger on Android 2.0

Are there any plans on providing Messenger or Messenger plug-ins (like pidgin in Linux) for the upcoming Android 2.0 line of phones? I've enjoyed using GWIM on my Blackberry, but I'm looking at moving to the Droid this weekend.
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Re: Messenger on Android 2.0

swad;1881859 wrote:
Are there any plans on providing Messenger or Messenger plug-ins (like pidgin in Linux) for the upcoming Android 2.0 line of phones? I've enjoyed using GWIM on my Blackberry, but I'm looking at moving to the Droid this weekend.


I agree. I liked my Blackberry, but I love my android phone. I would really like GW Messenger to talk with colleagues at work.
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Re: Messenger on Android 2.0

On Tue, 03 Nov 2009 04:56:01 +0000, swad wrote:

> Are there any plans on providing Messenger or Messenger plug-ins (like
> pidgin in Linux) for the upcoming Android 2.0 line of phones? I've
> enjoyed using GWIM on my Blackberry, but I'm looking at moving to the
> Droid this weekend.


Do you guys expose your GWMessenging system to the Internet? The reason
Blackberrys can talk to the GWIM servers is because your BES is on the
inside of your firewall. Since Android wont be relaying it's data
connection off of your internal BES you would have to put a GroupWise
messenger server in your DMZ or NAT the GWMessenger ports out to the
internet which could potentially expose your eDirectory credentials to
attack. Just a thought.

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nashdj Absent Member.
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Re: Messenger on Android 2.0

kennonk;1886674 wrote:
On Tue, 03 Nov 2009 04:56:01 +0000, swad wrote:

> Are there any plans on providing Messenger or Messenger plug-ins (like
> pidgin in Linux) for the upcoming Android 2.0 line of phones? I've
> enjoyed using GWIM on my Blackberry, but I'm looking at moving to the
> Droid this weekend.


Do you guys expose your GWMessenging system to the Internet? The reason
Blackberrys can talk to the GWIM servers is because your BES is on the
inside of your firewall. Since Android wont be relaying it's data
connection off of your internal BES you would have to put a GroupWise
messenger server in your DMZ or NAT the GWMessenger ports out to the
internet which could potentially expose your eDirectory credentials to
attack. Just a thought.


We aren't going to open up messenger to the Internet but I would like to access it using WIFI internal to the company.
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Re: Messenger on Android 2.0

nashdj;1897485 wrote:
We aren't going to open up messenger to the Internet but I would like to access it using WIFI internal to the company.


I would like to see this happen as well. I like using my Droid phone much better than the BB.
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rweber93 Absent Member.
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Re: Messenger on Android 2.0

Any update on this? Is Novell looking into making this available for Android?
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swad Absent Member.
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Re: Messenger on Android 2.0

With the introduction of Trillian for Android, who would we need to bug to get a GWIM plug-in created? They already have GWIM for Windows...
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Re: Messenger on Android 2.0

I asked about the GWIM plug-in for Trillian for Android at

Novell Messenger plug-in request - Trillian Discussion Forums

and I received this answer from the developer:

"The mobile versions only run the core plugins that CS maintains on its server. Therefore its not possible to add other plugins to the mobile clients at this time."
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CesarM Absent Member.
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Re: Messenger on Android 2.0

So, does this mean that there will not be a widget/app for the Novell Messenger on the Android OS? This post is over a year old and has had close to 3000 views; I'm sure that has to count for something...I'm just sayin.
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Re: Messenger on Android 2.0

I'd like to see this too, as would many of our Android users on campus.

Someone has already ported most of libpurple (the underlying framework that the Pidgin multi-protocol messenger is based on) to Android.

Most of the legwork has been done, someone just needs to pick up the pieces and build a GUI for it!

Pidroid IM (Pidgin on Android)

Any Android developers out there want to help us out? 🙂
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Re: Messenger on Android 2.0

Is any news of android application for groupwise messenger?
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dleerob Absent Member.
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Re: Messenger on Android 2.0

Still no news on this? I have the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 with Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) and would like to connect to my groupwise messenger at work.
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