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SIPE Adium Plugin

SIPE Adium Plugin

Submitted By Chad Monroe (cmonroe)


This plugin is generated from the SIPE project. It provides Adium with the ability to communicate with Microsoft Office Communicator servers (typically used in corporate environments). I am not the developer of the project nor maintainer of the code, I simply compile it so the community has access to it. To use this plugin you must have the gettext, nspr, and nss libraries installed. You can use either MacPorts or HomeBrew to obtain these. In the example below I'll use MacPorts. First, go to the MacPorts Install page for installation instructions.

Once installed, open the terminal and run:

sudo port install gettext nspr nss

If everything is successful, you are ready to install the SIPE plugin.


If you chose to use HomeBrew instead, it puts files in /usr/local/lib rather than /opt/local/lib. Due to this the library search path needs to be updated. First check if LD_LIBRARY_PATH is set:

cmonroe@alpental: ~ # launchctl getenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH
cmonroe@alpental: ~ #

Nope, ok.

cmonroe@alpental: ~ # launchctl setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH /usr/local/lib

If you do have LD_LIBRARY_PATH set, use:

cmonroe@alpental: ~ # launchctl setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH /usr/local/lib:${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}

That's it! Install the SIPE plugin and enjoy.

Finishing Up

Once installed, under File->Add Account you should see a new type called "Office Communicator". More to come in the future on how to configure this but I know several users already know how.


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# by BigBrownChunx on 11/29/12 at 16:07:30

Could you not include the necessary files in the adiumplugin resources?

# by cmonroe on 11/29/12 at 21:37:41

That was my bad. They are included, but for some reason Adium doesn't find them (likely I need to update some library/linker flags). Let me go back and do that so this plugin is self contained and there is nothing to worry about. I'll check the tutorials area first but if I can't figure out how to do it may post here (if it's a quick fix you know off the top of your head I would appreciate some pointers). I'm a Linux SW dev by trade but completely new to compilation on OS X and XCode.

# by mlamb1976 on 03/29/13 at 23:44:41

cmonroe: Can you update this to the latest version ( We've released version 1.15.0.

# by rob-to86 on 05/10/13 at 18:56:40

Hello Michael, please feel free to submit the latest version of the SIPE plugin as a new Xtras. Cheers, Robbie

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Current Version: 1.5.4
Last Updated: 11/16/12
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