[jdev] Eclipse and XMPP/Jabber

Dave Smith dizzyd at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 10:53:59 CDT 2004

I think this is a good idea, but I personally don't have time to
pursue it. Have you considered trying to take this up yourself? :)


On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 11:46:09 -0400, John Liston <listonj at asconline.com> wrote:
> Nary a nibble?
> I emailed the Eclipse Communications Project lead encouraging him to consider XMPP/Jabber as a "standard and popular implementation technology". You may wish to do so as well.
> He has already built an Eclipse IDE plug-in (http://composent.com/code/eclipsesite/) that provides many project features. I can't tell from that page what protocol he uses. Maybe it's one we can unseat if we try.
> Maybe I'm wrong, but I see this new Eclipse Communications Project as the community's opportunity to bake Jabber client functionality directly into the IDE of a million(!?) Java programmers, and perhaps from there into their applications.
> Please let's not squander it.
> Regards,
> John Liston
> > Recently there has been a lot of list traffic to determine ways to promote XMPP/Jabber adoption.
> > I think I see a good way.
> > Eclipse (http://www.eclipse.org) is both a popular application development IDE and a Java
> > application platform. The Eclipse developers just introduced the Eclipse Communications Project
> > (http://www.eclipse.org/proposals/ecomm/index.html) whose goal "is to provide an open source,
> > peer-to-peer messaging and communications framework for the Eclipse platform".
> > When I read the list of technical features, XMPP/Jabber already provide much of what they want
> > to accomplish. Maybe they're already thinking about using XMPP/Jabber without actually saying so.
> > I thought some on this list might want to participate in the Eclipse Communications Project in some way.
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