Smack newbie

hi there

I’m new to smack and instant messaging and would like to develop my own instant messaging application for my organisation.i’ve been trying to get around to using smack API but i’m getting seems like like i have to write my own main class or somehing.could someone help explaining to me the basic steps of how to set up my application using smack.i think this will be the best way to get me going fast as this is urgent

thanks so much in advance



Download Smack and make sure you put the smack.jar and smackx.jar files in your classpath.

Then, create a new class and follow the code examples provided in the Smack Documentation


You need to make a Java application to consume Smack API. If you need help with Java you could try this book that is online and is a good book to start.