The information in this Readme file pertains to Novell Messenger 3.0.
Novell Messenger 3.0 offers enhanced functionality over prior Messenger versions:
Mobile Applications: Novell Messenger 3.0 provides native applications for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry devices. For more information, see Novell Messenger 3.0 Client User Guide.
Simultaneous Client Connections: Novell Messenger 3.0 allows you to maintain simultaneous connections to your Messenger system from multiple workstations or devices. For example, you can be connected to Messenger on your workstation, and then connect to Messenger from a mobile device without being logged out of Messenger on your workstation.
Update Clients (Look and Feel): Novell Messenger 3.0 provides an updated look and feel for both the Windows and Linux/Mac client interfaces.
The Messenger 3.0 release also contains the following changes:
Removal of NetWare support: With Messenger 3.0 and later, NetWare is no longer supported.
ConsoleOne download option: If you have not already installed ConsoleOne, it is available with the Messenger distribution.
Novell Messenger 3.0 system requirements (including requirements for mobile devices) are listed in Novell Messenger 3.0 Installation Guide.
Complete installation instructions are available in the Novell Messenger 3.0 Installation Guide.
In some cases, the Messaging Agent does not start automatically even when the startup type has been set to Automatic, as described in Novell Messenger 3.0 Installation Guide.
To work around this issue:
On the Windows server where the Messaging Agent is running, launch the Run application.
Type services.msc, then press Enter.
Right-click, then click .
On thetab, in the drop-down list, select .
In thedrop-down list, select .
You cannot search the Messenger Archive for conversations based on a user if that user resides in an eDirectory OU that contains the & (and) character.
When running Messenger on SLES 12, ConsoleOne fails to start because the following dependency is missing:
Install the libXtst6 package, then proceed to run Messenger.
When installing Messenger, the installation location where you plan to install Messenger cannot contain extended or double-byte characters.
When installing Messenger with eDirectory 8.8.5 with LDAP mode on Linux, you must manually extend the eDirectory schema.
How you extend the schema depends on whether eDirectory is installed locally or remotely.
When running Messenger on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11, you need to install the libstc++.so.5 or greater library.
If you try to connect to eDirectory 8.8 from Novell Messenger with a case-sensitive password, eDirectory 8.8 might not recognize the case-sensitive password. For information on how to enable case-sensitive passwords in eDirectory 8.8, see “How to Make Your Password Case-Sensitive” in the eDirectory 8.8 What’s New Guide.
If you are storing any encrypted Novell Messenger attributes in eDirectory 8.8, you cannot see these attributes in ConsoleOne until they are unencrypted.
Messenger does not support storing the history files from multiple clients in a shared Filr storage location. Because Messenger supports simultaneous client connections, storing history information to a single Filr location for multiple clients can result in corrupt history files.
When creating a chat room, changing the owner to someone other than yourself before the chat room is created results in an error message. The chat room is ultimately created, but not all configuration changes are saved. The new owner must then edit the chat room and make the equivalent changes.
When using the Japanese keyboard on iOS devices, avoid adding emoticons by using the graphical keyboard. Adding emoticons with the emoticon Japanese keyboard crashes the Messenger server.
The iOS app and the Android/Blackberry app use different methods to connect to the Messenger server.
The Android/Blackberry app behaves the same way as the desktop clients. It uses a direct internet connection to the server and is in constant contact with the server. If the app cannot connect to the server, it attempts to reconnect in the background. After it reconnects to the server, it pulls down any queued messages.
The Messenger server uses Novell Push Notification Service, which uses Apple Push Notification, to push messages to the iOS app. This does not require the app to have constant communication with the Messenger server. If the iOS app is not used for 24 hours, it times out and you are logged out by the server. You then receive a notification that you have been logged out. If you were only logged into Messenger through the iOS app, you appear offline to others users in the system. To go online and receive messages again, simply open the app and login.
IMPORTANT:The third-party messenger systems discussed in this section do not support the simultaneous client connections available with Messenger 3.0.
The Adium instant messaging application for Mac OS X is available at the Adium website.
The Pidgin (formerly Gaim) open source instant messaging connector is available at the Pidgin website.
The Kopete open source instant messaging plug-in is available at the Kopete website.
The following sources provide information about Novell Messenger 3.0:
Online product documentation: Novell Messenger 3.0 Documentation website .
Product documentation included within Novell Messenger:
Help System: Click themenu in the upper-right corner of the Messenger client.
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