[jdev] Re: XMPP library for server usage..

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Fri Sep 3 10:23:12 CDT 2004

In article <5f2d393c0409021049478fec4 at mail.gmail.com>,
 Jason Ish <jason.ish at gmail.com> wrote:

> And preferably Python (C is ok to)...
> A while back I was looking at XMPP for use in a custom non-IM
> application - well, computer agents talking to each other instead of
> people.  Using an existing server (jabberd, etc) was not really an
> option as we didn't really need a lot of what was in there, and
> extending it didn't look easy.

There are a number of people interested in working on a simple Jabber 
server in Python, and I know one person who said he might start work on 
the "kernel" of such a server this month if he finds the time. But 
nothing exists right now.

> Nor could I find a library that would allow me to easily craft my own
> server.
> All I really need is a library that implements XMPP Core that can be
> used for the basis of a server?

Well, even XMPP Core is non-trivial (SASL, TLS, stringprep, etc.). You 
might look at pyxmpp -- Jacek has done a lot of work to make it XMPP 


> I'm not against starting to write one myself based on Twisted - but I
> wanted to get some prototyping within our application domain done
> first.

The problem with Twisted, at least accordingly to the developers I've 
chatted with, is that it's something of a way of life. :-)

> p.s. Posting via Gmane doesn't work - even after the verification process.

Yes it does, because I'm posting from it right now. Your email address 
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