[JDEV] Jabber Client Design Tutorial
mikee at protrader.com
Thu Sep 27 11:47:54 CDT 2001
I think one of the problems we may encounter in standardizing terminology is
simply that an application generally has a specific use that implies one set
of terminology vs. another.
The same goes for the type of application. Some people want instant
messenger built into a "universal inbox", while others just want instant
messaging to remain a separate function. Some think it should be part of
the OS as a standard method for inter-application communication replacing
say, MSMQ, which has nothing to do with actual instant messaging between
The technology is so wonderful and versatile that it can be used for so
many, many different things.
From: Peter Saint-Andre [mailto:stpeter at jabber.org]
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 11:46 AM
To: jdev at jabber.org
Subject: Re: [JDEV] Jabber Client Design Tutorial
Perhaps as a first step we can find some agreement about terminology
("roster" vs. "contact list" vs. "buddy list", "transport" vs. "gateway",
email/jabber: stpeter at jabber.org
On Thu, 27 Sep 2001 hhager at orgo.com wrote:
> There is so much talk on what a Jabber Client should be, me thinks we
> build a summary of the arguments for future UI reference. And use that to
> new UI IM clients as they get started on their journey to swell design.
> Any new
> UI documents in the works as a response to the first one (which honestly i
> reading as an albeit contested guide) ? I would be happy to aggregate the
> existing public
> discussions, but I think are lots of offline talks going on as well.
> > > Ahh - it all becomes clear. That makes the WinJab a bit less
> > to
> > > me. Doesn't suit me at all (but for those who like it that's great).
> > > all for a separate email client - applications should be seperated
> > > possible - it's the OS's job to tie them together. A combined
> > > client means that 50% of it is bloat for anyone who already has an
> > or
> > > IM client that they are happy with.
> > Winjab isn't a IM and an email client... it doesn't do POP, IMAP or SMTP
> > But what I meant was that at some point, I could see offline IM msgs
> > used just like email. Hence, the GUI design similar to an email client.
> > Peter M.
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