You can either install Gajim on your system or use the portable version. Gajim Portable allows you to take everything with you in just a single folder. Please note that from Gajim 1.4 onwards, Windows 7 and 32 Bit are not supported anymore.Download Gajim Download Gajim Portable
If you are curious, you can also try the latest nightly of Gajim. But be advised, nightlies can be unstable. Make sure to have a backup of your profile folder. Note that migrating back is not possible without complications.
Gajim works on MacOS, but there is no package yet. To install Gajim on MacOS, follow this guide.
Make sure to follow the setup guide before installing.
Ubuntu and Debian
sudo apt install gajim
To install Gajim’s OMEMO plugin for example:
sudo apt install gajim-omemo
Available in Fedora packages.
sudo dnf install gajim
Available in openSUSE packages.
sudo zypper install gajim
To install Gajim’s OMEMO plugin:
sudo zypper install gajim-plugin-omemo
Available in Arch Linux packages.
sudo pacman -S gajim
Gajim plugins are available via AUR.
Available in FreeBSD via FreeBSD ports.
cd /usr/ports/net/gajim/ && make install clean
Available in Gentoo packages.
sudo emerge gajim
If there is no package for your distribution, you should be able to install Gajim using the source package.
Nightly package from git (Debian, Ubuntu)
When running on Ubuntu, you need at least Ubuntu 19.10 (python3-css-parser package is required).
- Remove Gajim:
sudo apt remove gajim
- Add the GPG key:
wget -qO- https://gajim.org/gajim.key | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/gajim.asc
- Add the repository:
sudo sh -c "echo deb https://ftp.gajim.org/debian unstable main > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gajim.list"
- Update the repository:
sudo apt update
- Install Gajim nightly:
sudo apt install gajim-default-nightly
If you want to dig through Gajim’s history or you just liked the older version better, have a look at the old releases.