Mangler A Ventrilo Compatible Client for Linux

If you’re working with Ventrilo, you will learn quickly that there’s no Ventrilo client for Linux. It has been under development since 2005. Seven years later, it still hasn’t happened.

Good news, bad news. Bad news first. The bad news is I don’t think there will be a Ventrilo client for Linux ever. But, don’t fret. There’s good news. There’s a Ventrilo compatible client for Linux called Mangler. You can download the client from Mangler’s website.

Just download the appropriate version for your desktop. I’m using the 64-bit Debian-based package for Ubuntu 10.04. I downloaded it and ran the install via Gdebi Package Installer. The Mangler icon will be added under the Internet of the Gnome 2 menus, the default Ubuntu 10.04 desktop manager.

By the way, Mangler works great. I was able to transmit and receive signals from a Mangler client to a Ventrilo client and vice versa. Awesome app!