Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Evaluation Guide

ProcedureTo Chat

Before You Begin

Robert is already logged in as a Gaim user and Kathy is logged in as a Sun Java System Instant Messaging user. For more information about Gaim, see To Create Sample Instant Messaging Data. You launch Instant Messenger as Duncan. If Gaim does not show Kathy's status as online, restart the Gaim client in order for presence status updates to begin. If presence updates still do not occur, there might be an issue with presence authorization. To fix this, remove the buddies from Gaim and Sun IM, adding them again, and approving all contact list authorization requests. Then restart Gaim to initiate presence updates.

  1. Type the URL of the Instant Messenger Resources in your browser.


    For example,

  2. To load the Instant Messenger Resources, click Start and log in as duncan with the password demo. Click any subsequent approval buttons to start the Instant Messaging client.

    The Instant Messaging window appears with a list of Duncan's contacts and contact groups. If there are no contact groups, you can create one later.

  3. Start chatting with Robert by double-clicking on Robert's presence icon.

    Robert's name appears in a tab in the chat window. You can change the text font, size, color and more while chatting. Instant Messaging also supports emoticons and file attachments.

  4. From Duncan's buddy list, start a chat with Kathy by double-clicking on Kathy's presence icon.

    Duncan's chat window now shows two tabs: one for Robert and one for Kathy. You can have multiple simultaneous chat sessions from the same chat window through this tabbed interface.

  5. Continue with the next task.