[JDEV] jabber component development and jabbercentral

maqi at jabberstudio.org maqi at jabberstudio.org
Fri Oct 24 17:35:45 CDT 2003

On Fri, 24 Oct 2003, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:

> I found some excellent docs on http://docs.jabber.org, but the site
> seems to have closed down. Where are the docs now ? It would be great to
> put them all back online somewhere.

Some docs are on

> I read that components can either be internal (does this mean that the
> code is based heavily on jabberd's ?) or external (totally standalone
> codebase ?).

Yes. Yes.

> I think one of the advantages of an internal component is that it can
> rely on xdb for data storage.

No. Any component can use the XDB services the Jabber server it connects
to provides.

Internal components rely on the jabberd 1.4.x's codebase so they are
generally a bad idea. Use JCR, JECL or some other library to code external

> Is there a "component writing guide" ?


It's not finished. It is currently undecided what way the docs are going.
Probably there'll be some Wiki-like pages on jabberdoc.org.


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