Has anyone made an instant messnger module for Drupal 6? When I was using 5, I couldn't really find one that I liked. Yeah, yeah, I know: Make my own. No time and no talent there, gang. I'd be willing to contribute to such a project in other ways, including monetarily.


cog.rusty’s picture

adetoyan’s picture

how do i integrate the two modules to create an instant messenger

mm167’s picture

the answer depends on your real need ..

for IM, there are 2 solutions, open OR close.

for open, i mean u can, and have to, setup and run your server. i.e. XMPP (Jabber) based IM.
for close, i.e. MSN, gtalk, Skype..etc, u have to ask your user "install" the client software.

if u take the 1st one, there's a XMPP framework for Drupal 6.x. As the JavaScript XMPP client is ready, what u need is the Server.

both solutions have their pros and cons.

a new option is the flash p2p solution. But it's still at pre-release phase.

WorldFallz’s picture

If by IM you mean chat, I use the http://drupal.org/project/phpfreechat module and it works nicely. There's a d6 patch in the issue queue and the maintainer said they would be creating a d6 release shortly.

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permutations’s picture

I just updated phpFreeChat for Drupal 6. It's a great IM program.


sabir’s picture

I installed phpfreechat with no issues, i was able to enable the modules and change the permissions but it's not showing in admin >Site configuration.
i m using

drupal- 6.13

when i went to Content Types and create a not type i saw all phpchat options
i create new type for chat room

but when i create node as chat room is blank

in block section all phpchat blocks are there

Who is chatting on...
Who is chatting
when i slect the block who is chatting the text is shown * empty *

plz help me why is not working

Vako’s picture

The answer to your question is this module: http://drupal.org/project/im
it's perfect and works like a charm!!
you can even try a demo here: http://digthisplace.net/

Zarevac’s picture

Your demo link doesn't work.

Vako’s picture

The site seems to be down, please try another day.
Check the module's site as well, the link is indicated there.

Zarevac’s picture

I get this error: Fatal error: Call to undefined function db_num_rows() in /home/raj/public_html/drupal/6.9/includes/common.inc(1648) : eval()'d code on line 11

cog.rusty’s picture

Function db_num_rows() does not exist in Drupal 6. See http://drupal.org/node/114774#db-num-rows

You probably have an old chunk of Drupal 5 php code somewhere in a node, in a block, or in a view, which contains a db_num_rows() in line 11.

Zarevac’s picture

That was the error from the demo site.

pahariwalla’s picture

Don't know how I killed it, but I did and have now fixed it. So sorry. http://digthisplace.net/