Good news, Facebook fans! I’ve just finished adding Facebook Chat support to Adium for the next release
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@Håvard: The libpurple branch with msnp15 + uncommited patches is stable enough for normal use and much more reliable than the old msnp9 version in my experience with them both. So hopefully it will be enabled in time for 1.3.
I did have three questions:
1) can the Facebook chat api deliver the offline contacts information?
2) can we bind Facebook contacts into the metacontacts we have in groups other than the “Facebook” group?
3) is there anyway to have one’s facebook status used as one’s global status setting? I set my facebook status via twitter, so just using twitter would work as well; I haven’t checked to see if Adium can just monitor one’s Twitter status…
1) The chat stuff can’t, but the normal facebook API could, probably. But I don’t think we’d implement it—the API is an extra-added layer of annoyance.
3) We’re currently talking about how we want the “social networking status” to behave, with talks about how we’d integrate Twitter into Adium. I’m of the opinion—and I’ll probably implement it this way—that Twitter friends should be contact list entries, but that mostly relies upon having a status events window/log. We’ll see.
Is there any hope of QQ just working without having to find a server and port info? The QQ for Mac application at http://im.qq.com/qq/mac/ just works without needing to add such things. I am sure Adium could make QQ protocol just work too, no? If you need a QQ number to test, you can get them for free in English now at http://signup.qq.com/
@Eli i’ve tried the facebook implementation on your nightly build – it appears that there is a major bug in it.
for example: after it has been connected for a certain period of time it simply refuses to update who is on/offline. i have confirmed by logging onto my facebook account and comparing the people online in chat to those listed in adium.
@Mark I’m not seeing this issue with Eli’s build – my Facebook contacts are connecting/disconnecting and Adium continues to work, showing a relatively accurate (within the 3min window) of people online.
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what happened with facebook? i was having trouble with it connecting so i re-installed adium and now its completely gone? i have the latest version and everything… is it something you guys are working on?
Just so you know, I’m having issues when I log into Facebook. Seems that Facebook does not like having me logged in at two places or something. I can access it just fine until I log into Facebook and then it kicks Adium off the network.
@Jeremy Nicoll: As far as I can tell, it’s not possible to be logged into the Facebook Chat web interface (which is what Adium also uses) in two locations, and logging in via Adium counts as a location.
@JeremyNicoll The behavior I have been getting is that while logged into Facebook with Adium, and then going to the Facebook website after a while Facebook website logs me out. It does this even if I turn chat off in the website. In case it matters, I use Firefox 3.
It seems that I have some problem with this…
I installed the plugin (doubleclicked on the plugin), and then it sais that it worked well.
When I try to find Facebook under the add account-menu, I cannot see it. Is there some settings wich have to be done?
Oh goodie! :] If I could hug the Adium duckie, I would right now. Means I can actually stay in touch with my non-IM friends.
But I do have a question, with Adium right now… if another user logs on with your name, it kicks you (naturally). Would it do the same if you log into Facebook? Just a curious thought.
I know that OS X’s Address Book doesn’t support Facebook contacts, but is there any way you could trick it (put something in the Notes field, idk) such that Facebook contacts who also have AIM screen names (for one example) show up as one entry in the contact list?
Facebook Chat, much like Genesis, worked six days for me, and on the seventh it just stopped working altogether. The status window says it is connected. I cannot initiate any conversations, but when i am chatted via Facebook, an adium message window pops up with an 8 digit number rather than the Facebook name of the person. A Facebook group is not created in the contact list, and I get a yellow service sphere in the tab at the bottom of the message window.
Since I am 1.3b3, can i infer from this that something has changed on Facebook’s end?
Same problem. The facebook account says it’s connected, but there is absolutely no facebook contact list anywhere to be found. It worked for about a week. Nice try guys. I enjoyed it while it lasted. Let us know when it’s fixed.
I just downloaded Adium a few days ago and so far I love it. I am also on Facebook all the time and love the idea of the Facebook chat being integrated into Adium, I can’t seem to make this happen. Can you please let me know exactly what it is I need to do? I went into the Add accounts tab but the Facebook logo is not there…help!
Just installed 1.3b3 – Facebook chat also broken here as described above. Noone shown as online, anyone who talks to me has an 8 digit number in place of their name, and the yellow sphere next to their name in the IM window. Hope it’s fixed soon as it would be a killer feature!
I, too, am having the problem described by some above — Adium will log into Facebook, but no contacts come up — but also I cannot receive messages in Adium from FB friends who try to send FB Chats my way. The only evidence I have that FB is connected is that it shows up as so in the menu. Looking forward to having this working, and I will happily play guinea pig for any/all developers who need a good solid super-user in the house.
Please note that the comments section of the blog is the wrong place to report problems; we will *not* respond to and or follow up to bug reports here. The correct place is Trac.
Ask for support in the forums.
Apart from that, this issue has been resolved in Trunk. Please be patient and wait for the upcoming b4.
Help! I can’t figure out how to add/use Facebook im’ing with my Adium acccount! I’ve searched here and Google, and even the Adium page on Facebook…when I go to add a new account, I see an option for MySpace IM, but not for Facebook. Please help! Thanks so much!
Thanks for making this work – it’s awesome. However, now with the new facebook enabled, it no longer works. I get the authentication window over and over. Returning to the “old” facebook made it work again. Just thought you might want to know.
Facebook support is great but apart from an app somebody has written to read proteus logs, is there anything yet to import Proteus contact lists into Adium? I can’t believe this hasn’t been done yet and will have to give up hope of using Adium unless this is on the cards pretty soon =(
The facebook feature is erronous in the new release 1.3.1b2 of adium.
Whenever someone chats with me in facebook, that message is posted over and over without end in adium.
I tried to access the TRAC support thing, but getting a “500 – Internal Server Error”
Yes, the latest version causes me to have to continuously relog into FaceBook. Needless to say, I have disabled it, even though I would much rather have a normal chat client for facebook that didn’t interrupt things so much there.
When i’m signed into Adium and then want to check facebook (not for IM purposes) i have to constantly login over and over again. and Adium seems to sign itself in and out of facebook chat when i try to sign into Facebook too…
Same problem as Antonio…
I’m signed into Adium with my Facebook account (email). Don’t see any of my friend online (made a test with another friend who’s using the Facebook chat on the web), can’t even add a contact (the item is greyed). All I can do is change my Facebook status with the menu item Social Network.
Is there going to be an update for this to work with the new facebook? Whenever someone sends me a message, it doesn’t show up in adium, only on facebook in the web browser. But any message I send goes through, but I still don’t see their reply.
Adium and Safari 3.2.1 apparently don’t play nicely with facebook. If I have adium open, I get logged out on every different page I visit in FB. Also, when I re-login at FB, Adium disconnects (apparently) and re-connects to the FB messaging service (I can here it log in)