A key benefit of Sun Java Communications Suite is its interoperability with other communications components and solutions. This evaluation demonstrates interoperability with Gaim and Microsoft Outlook. Gaim demonstrates the XMPP-based interoperability of Sun's Instant Messaging solution. This evaluation assumes you are using Java Web Start 1.4.2. Java Web Start 1.5 also works if certain certificate signing conditions are met. Enable your browser to allow pop-up windows.
Download the additional software from the following locations.
Simply install the J2SE JRE as Java Web Start is contained within the JRE.
After you download and install Gaim on your client system, you must configure Gaim with a user account that connects to the Sun Java System Instant Messaging server. If the user robert has already been created, proceed with the following steps. If you have not yet created this user, you will be able to create a Gaim account for this user but you will not be able to log in until you create a user account for robert. The following shows you how to create user accounts. Upon creating a user account for robert, you will be able to log in to Gaim as this user.
Click the Accounts icon.
Click Add in the Accounts window and type the following information.
Click Save button to save the options.
Click Close in the Accounts window.
Use the Account drop-down menu in the main Gaim window to select the account.
Type the password demo for the account and click the Sign on icon.
Accept any subsequent dialog boxes that appear.