No idea?: Notification for chat rooms

Robert Schneider robert.schneider at
Tue Oct 20 03:01:18 EDT 2009

I guess this is not an uncommon issue. It should be solvable. But since 
I don't have any clue how to approach it I would appreciate any hints. 
At least I'd like to know if know about this problem or if one has 
definitely no problem since it works as intended.

Thanks again,

> Hi,
> We are using jabber within our company. We have our own openfire server.
> it seems to me that it is not possible to get notifications when people 
> write into a chat room. We have a single chat room where everybody is 
> present. The chat room is persistent in the buddy list. Now, if the 
> window of the chat room is closed the only hint that I get when someone 
> has written anything is that the font of the buddy entry gets bold. A 
> hint that is quite useless.
> I tried Guification but it seems to me that it is only applied for 
> normal buddys, not for chats. Those small pop-ups of Guification would 
> be what I would like to have - with a content that shows the name and 
> the message.
> How can I get this working? Can anyone help me with this?
> I need a solution for both Linux and Windows machines.
> Thank you,
> Robert
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