[jabberd] 1.4 to 2.x

Paul C. PaulC at Car-Part.com
Mon Mar 13 11:22:00 CST 2006

Its not being built by the same group of people.  I believe jabber 2.0 
strives to be more XMPP compliant (someone will probably correct me on 
this).  Jabber 1.4.4 does have the ability to use a mySQL and Postgres 
database, but we don't use it like that so I am not sure of its 
abilities in that respect.  Here is some text from ww.Jabberd.org:
Please note that there are two different Jabber server implementations, 
that share the name "jabberd". These two implementations have a 
different codebase, share (nearly) no code, and have a different 
software design.
Where one explicitly wants to refer to one or the other software, the 
terms "jabberd14" (this implementation) and "jabberd2" are used. This is 
because jabberd2 was originally intended to be the replacement of 
jabberd14. It was thought to become a rewrite of the original jabberd 
implementation. Therefore the first version number of jabberd2 was 
2.0s1, while at the same time the current version number of jabberd14 
was 1.4.3.
As jabberd2 is not able to replace jabberd14 in every situation, the 
development of jabberd14 continues and there are new versions of 
jabberd14 available. (See below.) Both implementations are different 
projects that continue to create a Jabber instant messaging server 
system. Both have unique features not available in the other implementation.
On this site, you will currently only find information about jabberd14.

Christopher Sean Hilton wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-03-13 at 11:40 -0500, Paul C. wrote:
>> http://www.jabber.org/admin/jsc/
> I should have asked what the differences were in the respective project
> goals. I'm familiar with the feature differences. To me the biggest one
> seems to be that the Jabberd 1.4 project supports and xml file storage
> backend while the jabberd 2.0 project requires mysql or postgres or
> something besided xml files. I say that having tried the xdb file
> backend in jabberd 2.0 and never getting it to work. 
> Regardless, I've used both jabberd 1.4 and jabberd 2.0 to the point of
> stress testing/benchmarking both of them. I see considerable overlap
> between the two projects and had assumed that they were being built and
> maintained by the same group of people. With that assumption I don't
> understand why there are two projects.
> -- Chris

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