Instant Messaging

i am building an app that will need the ability of insant messaging
within browser similar to google talk.

here is a nice plugin i found: http://blog.blippr.com/post/51345818/dead-simple-instant-messaging-in-rails-apps

i dont mind having to use a non-rails plugin but wondering if there
are any other ideas out there?

thanks,
t

i am building an app that will need the ability of insant messaging
within browser similar to google talk.

What instant messaging protocol do you want to use? I suggest
XMPP/Jabber. (This also is what Google Talk uses)

i dont mind having to use a non-rails plugin but wondering if there
are any other ideas out there?

I didn't take a look at that plugin you provided, but if you just want
to send XMPP messages I'd suggest a self-made socket-based solution.

thanks for your advice. the plugin is for XMPP so i think i am a go
with it.

Thanks!

also, if anyone has any experience with, please let me know!