You can download KXicq from CVS or from SourceForge Download Page.

Crissi has made a page for Suse 7.3 and KXicq2 for KDE2 and KDE3, you can download there RPM’s and a Howto compile KXicq2 on KDE3, check it out here.

The Licq 2 KXicq Contact converting script can be found here !
The ICQ 99/2000 2 KXicq Contact converting script can be found here !

To compile KXicq2 under KDE3 you have to do the following things:

Download the latest CVS
replace the admin dir with a version from lets say kdebase from the kde3 source distribution
change $(LIB_KFILE)\ to $(LIB_KIO)\ in kxicq/
continue the rest of the compilation process


KXicq has now full support for server side contact list ! (13-04-2002)
Please read the README file in the CVS.
KXicq and Suse (05-04-2002)
Tanx to Crissi who made a KXicq2 for Suse page with RPMs etc, check the Download section.
KXicq and KDE 3 (17-03-2002)
KXicq now supports KDE3 ! check CVS and the Changelog how to compile it under KDE3
KXicq news (17-03-2002)
KXicq has not stand still in the last 2 months, no news don’t means no new CVS updates, so we are alive 😉
Added Icq 99/2000 2 KXicq script (26-01-2002)
Added a ICQ 99/2000 2 KXicq converting script by Patrik Westerlund, see the Download section
Added Licq 2 KXicq script (25-01-2002)
Added a Licq 2 KXicq converting script by Gerhard Hoogerp, see Download
Sound and Spam (12-01-2002)
Kxicq in CVS now has sound support and a Spam filter !
KXicq and MSN ? (10-01-2002)
I’m now working on a Protocol Plugin System for KXicq, at the same time, i’m working on the MSN protocol as plugin !
New release: 0.7.6 (05-01-2002)
KXicq2 has a new release version: 0.7.6, it is the first stable KXicq2 with ICQ 2000 protocol
Added Non ICQ Contacts (04-01-2002)
You now can add contacts for SMS sending only, which not have a ICQ account.
New website (31-12-2001)
Finnaly a new website for the new KXicq versions with ICQ protocol version 7.
Update Own Info (31-12-2001)
Almost finished the Update Own Info dialog, check CVS!
SMS (26-12-2001)
KXicq now support receiving of SMS, check the CVS
New Contact list (25-12-2001)
The new Contact list in CVS is finished, with group support and much more
SMS (21-12-2001)
KXicq now support sending of SMS, check the CVS


KXicq is the KDE ICQ client, KXicq2 is written for KDE 2 and KDE 3, but also works with other Window Managers like Gnome, Window Maker ( with Docking !) and others. KXicq2 uses the new ICQ protocol version 7, which has much less problems that the old protocol and it can be used behind firewalls ( it can use socks ).

At this moment, KXicq2 is being developed to support the most common ICQ functions and too make the GUI as simple and powerful as possible.

At this moment KXicq2 supports the following features in the latest release:

Full support for sending and receiving messages and URLs
Support for sending and receiving colored messages
Searching of contacts by Email, firstname/lastname and UIN
Fully functional Accepting and Rejecting contacts
Fully functional Sending request for authorization
KDE 2 Docking
Window Maker docking
Full History
Contact exchange
Visible/Invisible List
Update Own Info
New contact list with Group support
Non ICQ contacts for SMS sending
Update basic information
Fully working SMS sending
Fully working SMS receiving
Configurable support for other character sets.
Update Color settings
WindowMaker Dock works again
more security settings
And much more


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