It only takes a few steps to get started with Vuvuzela:
Install the Vuvuzela client (with Go 1.8+):
$ go get -u vuvuzela.io/vuvuzela/cmd/vuvuzela-client $ vuvuzela-client -username [email protected]
These steps are covered in more detail below.
Vuvuzela is built on the Go language. To install the Vuvuzela client, you will need Go 1.8+. Some distros provide a convenient way to install a recent version of Go:
pacman -S go # Arch Linux brew install go # Homebrew / OSX
Otherwise, download and install the official Go binaries. Ubuntu users have some more options. Verify that Go 1.8+ is installed:
$ go version go version go1.9.2 linux/amd64
Configure your Go path in ~/.bashrc. You can skip this step, in which case the Vuvuzela client will be installed to ~/go/bin.
export GOPATH=~/go export PATH=$GOPATH/bin:$PATH
Install the Vuvuzela client:
$ go get -u vuvuzela.io/vuvuzela/cmd/vuvuzela-client
You can rerun this command to update the client.
Follow the instructions in your email to finish creating your Vuvuzela account. You'll have to run the /register command in your client with the token you receive in your email:
Send a friend request using the addfriend command:
Your client will notify you when your friend accepts the request. The /list command lists your friends. Use the call command to start a conversation:
Their username will turn green when your friend answers the call; now you can start chatting!