=========================================================== As of the latest version, I develop and test eicq _only_ on my system, XEmacs 21.2.x & 21.1.x in GNU/Linux. I use some XEmacs 20 specific codes and thus eicq will not run in other versions of Emacs without modifications. Feel free to test and port it in other platforms, and send me the patch. =========================================================== This installation is definitely a 'no-brainer' 1 - cd /usr/local/lib/xemacs/xemacs-packages RET (or where your package root is) 2 - tar zxvf /path/to/eicq-1.00-pkg.tar.gz RET Yeah, I know, you're swearing at me because you've already unpacked the thing to /usr/local/src. Well life is full of things like that... :P Hold it, you're not finished yet... Add the following to your ~/.emacs ---------- cut ---------- (require 'eicq) (require 'eicq-toolbar) (setq eicq-user-alias "me") (eicq-world-update) ---------- cut ---------- As the user that will be using eicq, run... /usr/local/lib/xemacs/xemacs-packages/lib-src/eicq-user-install.sh That will set up the needed stuff in your home directory. Adding your own UIN: ------------------- ~/.eicq/world is the file that stores not only the UIN's of your friends but also your own UIN. Just edit ~/.eicq/world and change the UIN beside 'me' to reflect your own UIN. Of course you can change the alias ('me') of your own UIN to be whatever you want. But you'll have to change the (setq eicq-user-alias "...") line in your ~/.emacs to match. Ok, now you're done. Fire up XEmacs, run M-x eicq-login and M-x eicq-show-window. There you go! Use XEmacs eicq menu to send messages, authorize, customize... For new XEmacs users, you can press C-h t for a tutorial on XEmacs. Don't hesitate to message me a success report or mail me your screenshots!