I just discovered prism: http://prism.mozillalabs.com/
It allows you to convert web apps into desktop applications.
You define a bundle, and then can launch your webapp as though it were a desktop application.
There are a bunch of advantages here (as related to chat):
- Chat gets its own icon in the taskbar.
- Chat gets to run in its own process without the slew of plugins I have installed in firefox.
- We can have a sys-tray notification on @mentions
Has anybody built a complete prism bundle for chat that includes sys tray support?