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Welcome to Gajim

Runtime Requirements

  • python3.7 or higher
  • python3-gi
  • python3-gi-cairo
  • gir1.2-gtk-3.0 (>=3.22)
  • python3-nbxmpp (>=0.9.94)
  • python3-openssl (>=16.2)
  • python3-css-parser
  • python3-keyring
  • python3-precis-i18n
  • gir1.2-soup-2.4

Optional Runtime Requirements

  • python3-pil (pillow) for support of webp avatars
  • gir1.2-avahi-0.6 for zeroconf on Linux or pybonjour on Windows/macOS
  • gir1.2-gspell-1 and hunspell-LANG where lang is your locale eg. en, fr etc
  • gir1.2-secret-1 for GNOME Keyring or KDE support as password storage
  • D-Bus running to have gajim-remote working
  • gir1.2-farstream-0.2, gir1.2-gstreamer-1.0 and gir1.2-gst-plugins-base-1.0 for audio and video calls
  • gir1.2-gupnpigd-1.0 for better NAT traversing
  • gir1.2-networkmanager-1.0 for network lose detection
  • gir1.2-geoclue-2.0 for sharing your location
  • gir1.2-gsound-1.0 for sound on Linux

Compile-time Requirements

  • python3-setuptools
  • gettext

Installation Procedure






pip install .


see Wiki


For developing you don't have to install Gajim.

After installing all dependencies execute






Execute gajim with --verbose

That is all, enjoy!

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We use original art and parts of sounds and other art from Psi, Gossip, Gnomebaker, Gaim and some icons from various gnome-icons (mostly Dropline Etiquette) we found at If you think we're violating a license please inform us. Thank you.