[clug] Any Linux application that can interact with "wechat"

jhock jhock at iinet.net.au
Tue Feb 12 02:32:47 MST 2013

Hi All,

I found out (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WeChat) the 'wechat' is
Chinese software mobile phone data link. It works on Android, iPhone,
BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and Symbian platforms so it won't work on my
wife's EeePC and Ubuntu 12.04. Pity. :--(

Sorry to bother this list.


On Tue, 2013-02-12 at 10:22 +1100, jhock wrote:
> Hi All,
> My wife has been invited by her overseas friends to join a 'chat' line.
> All her friends use Apple Ipod or Iphone. I hate having to use
> proprietary hardware and software, especially when there are lots of
> free and Open Source software, that mostly uses Open Standards like
> Linux applications.
> My wife said that the chat is called 'wechat' or 'weechat'. Does any one
> know if there is a proprietary 'wechat' for Apple or is this the same as
> 'weechat' that will run on Ubuntu 12.04? 
> Also, if I load 'weechat' onto my wife's EeePC (Ubuntu 12.04) will she
> be able to chat to her friends, or is it likely that the Apple Ipod or
> Iphone 'wechat' line needs Apple products to connect to the 'chat' line?
> Sorry to display my ignorance about Apple applications, but I have
> steered clear of Apple and Micro$oft all my life because of previously
> mentioned principles.
> Thanks in advance for any advice.
> John 

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