What is this?
node-im is a Facebook Chat client that I built to learn about XMPP.
Install expat libraries
sudo apt-get install libexpat1 libexpat1-dev
sudo apt-get install upstart
Also, install CoffeeScript globally with NPM:
npm -g install coffee-script
Clone this repository with Git
git clone git://github.com/6/node-im.git
Alternatively, download the zip and unzip it
cd into the
Install node package dependencies
Modify the upstart conf file to point to this directory (see line 11 of
node-im.conf). Then, chmod and move upstart conf file to the correct directory
chmod u+x node-im.conf sudo mv node-im.conf /etc/init/
Generate self-signed SSL certificate
cd certs openssl genrsa -out node-im.key 1024 openssl req -new -key node-im.key -x509 -out node-im.crt -days 999
Starting/stopping the application is very easy with upstart.
sudo start node-im
sudo stop node-im
To see the status
sudo status node-im
BOSH server can be configured in the
bosh.js.conf file (default port 5280).
The web server's port can be changed in
web_server.coffee (default port 3000).