[JDEV] Jabber server in Java

Bill Abbas zsa at expertq.com
Mon Jul 2 14:55:24 CDT 2001

On Monday 02 July 2001 00:20, zad wrote:
> There has been some talk on this before, and I personally
> had plans for it as well. It would be nice to start this
> initiative in an organized manner to be able to join
> froces. I think it's good to have a mailing list for this
> purpose...

A Java jabber server has been discussed previously.  I 
think it's a good idea and am up for participating.

There's probably some work we can share, at least early on, 
with the Jabelin project.  Non-implementation-specific 
things (requirements analysis, sequence diagramming) come 
to mind as common to both efforts.  As do security 
mechanisms, client-side and s2s test cases.  And any sort 
of protocol mods/extensions.  In a lot of ways, we'd be 
able to validate each others work (like if their server 
didn't work with our server, they clearly would have 
screwed things up :)

Plus, I think the guys doing Jabelin were pretty 
intricately involved in the jabberd implementation, so they 
have (hopefully) a pretty good idea of what worked and what 
didn't the first time around.

It does seem to be likely, at least to me, that a 
reimplementation is going to require a significant amount 
of protocol changes that can't simply be tacked onto the 
current protocol as ":x:" namespaces.  Politically, it will 
be easier to make these changes if we have 2 different 
server groups requiring the same changes.



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