We use a customized JWChat as our browser interface. You can click on the link for a chat room and automatically join the chat. If you are not yet logged in, you will be prompted to do so during the joining process.
Note: You must enable pop-ups for chat.embarcadero.com (or *.embarcadero.com) and enable cookies for embarcadero.com for our browser-based chat system to function properly on your machine.
The GUI client we recommend for our chat system is Pidgin, which supports far more than just Jabber for instant messaging. It is available on a variety of platforms.
To connect to our Jabber server with Pidgin, use the following values for the dialog under the Accounts menu on the Pidgin buddy list window, but change the user information to your Embarcadero Developer Network login rather than mine!
Use the Accounts|Add/Edit menu to edit or create your account.
4 Basic account configuration
Your screen name should be your developer network Login name. You can view your login name with the login form at https://members.embarcadero.com. If the values on the form are blank, just do your login and you can see all your account values.
The password you provide is the same as your Developer Network login.
5 Advanced account configuration
After you connect, you should see a status window similar to the Pidgin buddy list:
6 The Pidgin buddy list window
Then, use Tools|Room List menu to start retrieving the list of group chat rooms hosted on our server.
7 The room list dialog before rooms are retrieved
Click [Get List].
8 Entering the chat server address
Use "rooms.chat.embarcadero.com" as the conference server name if it's not already set, and click [Find Rooms].
9 The retrieved room list
Select the room you wish to join, and click the [Join] button. If you want to add the room to your "roster" of chats, click the [Add Chat] button instead.