[JDEV] Re: [Gabber] Is gabber dead?

Tijl Houtbeckers thoutbeckers at splendo.com
Wed Jan 15 14:45:35 CST 2003

Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at jabber.org> wrote on 15-1-2003 21:07:45:
>On Wed, 15 Jan 2003, Mantas [ISO-8859-13] Kriauèiûnas wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I see no news and no messages about gabber development :(
>> Is this excellent project dead ?
>> I hope not and I wait 0.8.8 version with impatience (0.8.7 crashes to
>> me often, when there are problems with internet connection)
>There is a "Gabber2" project but it is in the early stages.
>Personally I think it might be faster to port Exodus/JOPL [1] to Linux
>using Kylix or see if there are GTK bindings that would enable someone 
>to port Nitro/Acid [2] to Linux (or pursue the latter via GNUStep), 
>rather than build Gabber2 from scratch. 
>These are both modern, well-
>architected client + library combinations that could provide a strong 
>foundation for a modern Linux client. But my coding skills are 
>legendary (i.e., legendary for being weak) so I'm not the one to do it.
> Any takers? 

Why not pick up Gabber2 or Gabber development? I think it's still a 
very populair client. If you're looking for a well architected client + 
library for linux I'd hardly say Exodus. My personal opinion on Kylix 
aside ;) old Delphi projects are hardly portable to Kylix. Only if 
you'd start a new project now you could keep it pretty portable. 

That being said, it's not like there is a shortage of good opensource 
clients for linux! Psi is at 0.8.7(!) right now, and I trust Justin 
that there *will* be a Psi 0.8.8 (with GPG encryption as promised :P 


Tijl Houtbeckers
Java/J2ME/GPRS Software Engineer @ Splendo
The Netherlands

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