21.12.0 / 9 December 2021
21.07.90 / 30 July 2021
|Written in||C++ (Qt)|
|Operating system||Unix-like, Windows (The Windows version may not be the final version suitable for everyday use.)|
|Type||Instant messaging client|
Kopete is a multi-protocol, free software instant messaging client released as part of the KDE Software Compilation. Although it can run in numerous environments, it was designed for and integrates with the KDE Plasma Workspaces. Kopete was started because ICQ blocked Licq from their network in 2001. According to the original author, Duncan Mac-Vicar Prett, the name comes from the Chilean Spanish word copete, meaning "a drink with your friends". Kopete has been nominated for multiple awards. The designated successor is KDE Telepathy from the KDE RTCC Initiative.
Kopete allows users to connect to the following protocols:
MSNP (Microsoft Messenger service, commonly known as MSN, .NET, or Live) was also supported until the protocol was discontinued by Microsoft.
By default, Kopete supports the following plugins (not all of which are currently functional):
With third-party plugins, Kopete supports: