GAIM plugin for ratpoison

Michael Sheldon (webmaster at mikeasoft dot com)


Ratpoison is a keyboard orientated window manager for X11, GAIM is a multiprotocol instant messenger. This plugin displays instant messages recieved by GAIM in ratpoison's message bar.

Note: ratgaim appears to have problems with the latest versions of GAIM, which I haven't gotten around to fixing yet.


  1. Extract ratgaim.tar.gz (tar -zxf ratgaim.tar.gz).
  2. Place in ~/.gaim/.
  3. Select Ratpoison GAIM from the plugins section of GAIM's preferences dialog.