The power of openness includes unification. I have finally setup Bitlbee to unify all of my IM clients (mostly Jabber) and IRC. All running using irssi within screen. I’m never without my IMs wherever I go.
I did have a couple issues with the 1.2.3-1 bitlbee package un EPEL. It segfaults connecting to jabber servers. However, this has been fixed in the forth coming 1.2.3-4 package. See bug 501786.
Next, Bitlbee would not connect to jabber chats that require a password. I found this issue fixed in bitlbee’s ticket tracking system. Ticket 397.
Once I had those issues patched I have a very functional bitlbee setup. Here is my source package.