Connecting to Gtalk / Jabber / XMPP from many resources

Being connected to your chat accounts from multiple resources is something very common. I – for example – am constantly connected to my chat accounts from my PC and smart-phone, that is 2 resources at least. The issue that arises now is the following: What happens when you receive a message while connected from multiple resources to the same account? Which resource gets the notification? And most importantly: If you use encryption, with which resource’s key is the message encrypted?

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Python script for email notifications on Linux desktop

Since I switched from KDE to XFCE, I had to setup everything again in order to get the functionality I was getting through KDE’s widgets and other tools. I got most of it through the XFCE panel’s widgets and Conky, but for some reason, the XFCE’s email checker doesn’t work for me. I am setting it up and seems to connect, but there are no notifications coming. No errors are shown in the logs, so I guess it might be either a small bug or it finds it hard for some reason to cooperate with my server.

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How to fix the KDE5 system tray issue

As described here I do not consider KDE5 ready for everyday use, as there are some important features missing as well as several bugs.

One of the things that annoyed me after installing Kubuntu 15.04, was the fact that gnome apps wouldn’t register to the system tray. But there is a solution ’till the KDE devs introduce a permanent fix…

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