[Council] 2003 roadmap

Julian Missig julian at jabber.org
Wed Jan 22 22:35:00 CST 2003

On Wednesday, Jan 22, 2003, at 20:05 US/Eastern, Peter Saint-Andre 

> 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. ;)

Do I have to? :) I do want to be involved in creating that... other 
people who are interested should talk to me :)

> Another one I'd like to see us standardize is SOAP over Jabber.
> Peter
> --
> Peter Saint-Andre
> Jabber Software Foundation
> http://www.jabber.org/people/stpeter.php
> 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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