[Council] 2003 roadmap

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Jan 22 19:05:58 CST 2003

I define Short Term as the next 2-3 months and longer term as the rest of
the year. I agree on things like profiles, they are big and messy. I too
fear such large JEPs, especially after my MUC experience. :)

By XHTML I meant merely an informational JEP documenting the protocol in
use today. Unless x-virge wants to finally tackle that. ;)

Another one I'd like to see us standardize is SOAP over Jabber.


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

On Wed, 22 Jan 2003, Thomas Muldowney wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 21, 2003 at 06:32:26PM -0600, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> > The Board has requested that the Jabber Council (and the other official
> > teams) provide a 2002 report and 2003 roadmap to the Board for planning
> > purposes. The 2002 report is easy and we can pretty much pull that from
> > the draft annual report that Bauer and I are working on. The roadmap is a
> > bit more nebulous, but I think it would be valuable to hash out some
> > priorities here. The Board specifically requested that we look into
> > protocols that would help Jabber make inroads into the wireless space
> > (e.g., data compression and support for non-peristent connections) but I'm
> > sure there are other priorities as well. Here's a first pass:
> > 
> > 
> > Advance disco, pubsub, bytestreams, file transfer to Draft.
> > Advance privacy, feature neg, and MUC to Final.
> > Document component protocol and XHTML.
> > 
> These are pretty good short term goals.  XHTML concerns me a bit because
> the basic system is still pretty massive.
> > 
> > Standards-track protocol for non-persistent connections (HTTP).
> Yeah, that's cool.  How long term though?  It seems like a lot of
> momentum is picking up around using HTTP.
> > Standards-track protocol for object encryption (in XMPP WG?).
> I thought the WG wanted this one?  Which is fine by me.
> > Move forward with filtering?
> Other jeps I see coming of age soon:  packet headers, icons, and
> commands.  Mostly because they rely on our short term goal jeps.
> > Work out non-IM uses such as calendaring?
> > Robust profiles protocol?
> > 
> Profiles always scare me, because they are almost a project in
> themselves, but I like having bigger goals.  A partial problem though,
> many of us don't fully care about some of these issues.  Like
> calendaring, I think it's cool and all, but without a cool calendaring
> app to motivate me, I don'thave a use for it.  Profiles, eh, I'm just
> not a profile person, but again, they are cool.
> I guess what it boils down to in my head is that we have to have a
> strong person leading the development of larger goal JEPs like these.
> Without that they are doomed to fail or burnout.
> --temas

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