I was playing around to get the desktop client working on my Chakra installation today and I succeeded.
I realized we do not have packages ready to make it easy to install the desktop client. So I thought, why not ask users to contribute these?
I have also prepared an AUR package for ArchLinux and other derivatives that use it.
If you have prepared packages for your distribution or instructions to follow to get the Kontalk desktop client installed, please share them with us!