Pidgin with Xpra in Docker
Persistent, shared IM. It's the dream.
With Hangouts, you can have it. Same with Slack. Same with HipChat.
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(XMPP Message Carbons)?
Now you can have persistent, shared IM with Jabber, too. Hooray!
Run it in docker somewhere:
vps:~$ vim $HOME/xpra-password vps:~$ docker run -p 10000:10000 -v $HOME/xpra-password:/password -v $HOME/purple:/purple jamesandariese/xpra-pidgin
Now attach from somewhere else:
laptop:~$ vim $HOME/xpra-password laptop:~$ xpra attach tcp:SERVERHOSTNAME:10000 --password-file=$HOME/xpra-password --encryption=AES --sharing
Bonus! Now attach from ANOTHER somewhere else:
rpi-on-your-tv:~$ vim $HOME/xpra-password rpi-on-your-tv:~$ xpra attach tcp:SERVERHOSTNAME:10000 --password-file=$HOME/xpra-password --encryption=AES --sharing
They're all in sync! Wow!
You can even write part of a message and finish it on another host.
You can reboot them all (except your server) and keep your IMs exactly how you had them.