Package Details: jfbchat 0.2.4-2

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Package Base: jfbchat
Description: Application designed to offer you a simple and intuitive Facebook chat client
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: lobisquit
Maintainer: jamesan
Last Packager: jamesan
Votes: 3
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2012-05-16 13:05
Last Updated: 2015-11-17 19:07

Latest Comments

Anonymous comment on 2015-04-25 20:16

Not Working! When i try to log in i'm being redirected to this url via browser:

Smells fishy..

Anonymous comment on 2015-04-25 20:15

Not Working! When i try to log in i am being directed to this url via browser:

Smells fishy..

jamesan commented on 2014-11-29 03:58

Also, the package files are source-controlled here:

jamesan commented on 2014-11-29 03:57

Okay, I've got the PKGBUILD back up to speed. It builds and complies with the Java Packaging Guidelines.

The upstream program successfully authenticates with Facebook using a username (not email address) and password, but appears to break afterwards. It doesn't display friends or bring up chat windows, but the debugging stdout shows that it is aware of contact presence (i.e. friends signing in and out). I'm assuming at this point that it's simply working with a very obsolete Facebook API.

Let's see if I can pick up Java Swing / FB API again and close the gap here. =)

jamesan commented on 2014-11-29 03:17

The PKGBUILD uses the deprecated $startdir to target upstream files. The following command updates these deprecated path expressions to make a viable package:

sed -i 's/\${startdir}\/pkg/\${pkgdir}/' /path/to/PKGBUILD

Still, this package doesn't follow currently accepted Java Package Guidelines as enumerated here: Let me see if I can align this package with current practice and then test if the upstream program still works with the evolving Facebook API.

dustball commented on 2014-03-29 14:27

comes up as an empty package. also: is horribly outdated (say: doesn't work, as facebook changed)

dustball commented on 2014-03-29 14:23

comes up as an empty package

capoeira commented on 2012-08-25 01:13

anybody got this working?
I click on "login" and nothing