[jdev] jabberd2

Heiner Wolf wolf at bluehands.de
Fri Aug 6 09:11:05 CDT 2004

> This is very unlikely to happen any time, soon. As Rob, the jabberd2
> guy mention in [1], he is not going to do any significant 
> jabberd2 work
> until the beginning of 2005, for personal reasons. It remains 
> to be seen
> if Ryan (see [2]) can motivate developers to continue Rob's 
> hard work, and
> in the mean time, don't expect any releases, with or without 
> private storage
> or pubsub support.

> [1] http://www.jabber.org/pipermail/jabberd/2004-August/001867.html
> [2] http://obelisk.net/blog/index.php?p=6

OK, thanks for the information. This is very important for my partner.
They are building a large network as ISP with jabberd2. Probably need to
re-evaluate the situation. (Rob: that's OK, just need to know. Children
are the most important in life.)

> So, I say Matthias' proposal is the best Jabber solution I 
> can think of. He
> also proposes to set up a pubsub service implementation on his network
> of Jabber servers. I think this is a fairly large number of 
> users in Europe.
> Also, the jabber.org admins are playing with Idavoll.
> Pubsub is still in its infant stages, and we need 
> applications to get it to
> mature. Applications like yours. Evaluating existing 
> implementations, and
> (stress-)testing them are the best way to get it going. Maybe 
> that is not in
> line with your product roadmap, but that can't be helped easily.

Good point. After all, I am also trying to promote Jabber with my
application. I thought about a Web app that provides a global store,
because for me it is simpler than running a pubsub. But file sharing
wise a web service is more at risk than pubsub. 

Are there any provisions in pubsub against aunauthorized use for file
sharing? With jabber protocol more difficult than HTTP it is only
security by obscurity. 

Dr. Klaus H. Wolf
bluehands GmbH & Co.mmunication KG
+49 (0721) 16108 75
Jabber enabled Virtual Presence on the Web: http://www.lluna.de/
Open Source Future History: http://www.galactic-developments.com/

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