[JDEV] jabber component development and jabbercentral

Dave Smith dizzyd at jabber.org
Sat Oct 25 16:49:05 CDT 2003

On Oct 25, 2003, at 1:00 AM, Nicholas Perez wrote:

> Currently, writing components against the 1.4 codebase (externally or 
> internally) is just a Bad Idea. Lots of not well thought out cruft has 
> been growing like a slime mold over the past couple of years. Things 
> have still not been standardized with regards to non-client, 
> non-session oriented xmpp/JABBER(tm) entities. Some work has already 
> been covered in various projects that seek to alter the way those 
> types of entities interact, such as the PXR project 
> (http://pxr.jabberstudio.org). I don't offer a solution to this 
> problem, only a different point of view.

Internal components against 1.4 are certainly not a real bright idea, 
but external components are a known, proven way to add business logic 
to the 1.4 (or just about any server out there) codebase. There are 
lots of great components out there which use this mechanism.

> We need to address this issue so we don't end up with a fragmented set 
> of components that only work with one server. Ideally, there should be 
> a protocol for entities not session manager connected.



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