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Spectrum 2 is an open source instant messaging transport.

It allows users to chat together even when they are using different IM networks.

It acts as a transport layer between the users of different messaging services.

Building Spectrum from source on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS[edit | edit source]

First install the required dependencies

apt-get update; apt-get install -y cmake gettext libpurple-dev libgloox-dev libpoco-dev libev-dev magick++-dev

Then download the source

mkdir -p /var/src/; cd /var/src/
git clone git://github.com/hanzz/spectrum.git; cd spectrum/

And compile the source.

cmake .; make
make install