Kadu 4.3 Instant Messenger released – Install on Linux

28/12/2020

Kadu 4.3 Instant Messenger recently released, is a user-friendly, adware free, fast, stable as well as flexible open source Gadu-Gadu and Jabber/XMPP protocol Instant Messenger client for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Windows.

The v4.3 includes deprecated parts of Kadu 4 code been removed. Furthermore, Kadu 4 is not able anymore to import configuration from Kadu 0.6.5 and previous versions.

Kadu 4 Changelog

Following plugins were reomoved:

  • amarok1_mediaplayer – Amarok 1 is no longer in development
  • encryption_ng, encryption_ng_simlite – replaced by encryption_otr
  • growl_notify, itunes_mediaplayer – Kadu no longer supports MacOS X
  • history_migration, profiles_import – there is no need to import Kadu 0.6.5 configuration anymore
  • phonon_sound – default sound plugin is good enough
  • falf_mediaplayer – Falf no longer in development

Simplified hints plugin

  • Configuration of hints plugin was greatly simplified hence allowing many of hints’ bugs to be fixed

Gadu-Gadu improvements

  • Gadu-Gadu protocol supports synchronization of multisession statuses. If user is logged on Gadu-Gadu using more than one device, then Kadu will respect status changes made on these devices.

Better Windows integration

  • Status buttons in preview window:
  • Quckly jump to current/recent chats from taskbar:
  • It has better Windows integration.

It is now possible to change status using buttons in preview window on taskbar. Taskbar context menu allows for quick access to current/recent chats using Jump Lists.

How to Install Kadu 4.3 on Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mati75/kadu    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install kadu

How to remove Kadu 4.3 from Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04

sudo apt-get remove kadu
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