I also recommend bitlbee and elim as alternatives. Hopefully the jabber.el developers can package it up properly in order to provide a better installation option.
It causes some bad behaviour (flymake going nuts, treating .erb files as HTML, etc) and is huge.
Move platform-specific code to starter-kit-misc.el.
… to prevent momentary display of the the toolbar
… into bleything
Can't repro myself, but reading this makes it sound like it should be avoided: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg12722.html
Need to fix nxhtml-mode to use elpa dependencies...