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Off-the-Record Messaging Plugin for Psi IM and Psi+
To compile the plugin you need to have installed the following libraries:
- Qt 5.x (
- libotr (
- TidyLib (
Perform the following steps:
- Get Psi+ and apply the patches to the latest sources of Psi. Therefore you can
use one of the scripts provided by Psi+.
- Make the Psi/Psi+ include files available to the plugin. To achieve this, copy
the psi-otr-X.X/ directory to the src/plugins/generic/ directory of your
patched Psi/Psi+ source tree.
- change to the psi-otr-X.X/ directory and run qmake to generate a Makefile:
$ qmake
- Then run make to compile everything:
$ make
The resulting binary is or otrplugin.dll. This file should be
copied to the plugins subdirectory of the Psi+ resources:
* /usr/lib/psi-plus/plugins/ or /usr/local/lib/psi-plus/plugins/ or
~/.local/share/psi+/plugins on Linux-based and FreeBSD systems
* C:\Program Files\Psi+\plugins\ or %PSI_PLUS_DIRECTORY%\plugins\
on MS Windows systems
Build and installation in Mac OS X is possible as well, but it requires some
If you have successfully installed OTR plugin, do the following steps when you
run Psi+ for the first time:
- Enable the plugin in the 'Options'-->'Plugins' dialog and click on 'Apply'.
- Set the OTR policy in the 'Config' Tab of the plugin options.
In most cases 'Automatically start private messaging' should be a good choice.
- There is no button etc. to generate your private key. It will be generated
when it's needed. I.e. when you start your first private conversation.
You can’t perform that action at this time.