[jdev] Eclipse and XMPP/Jabber

Matt Tucker matt at jivesoftware.com
Wed Sep 29 11:13:53 CDT 2004


I (and the other Smack developers) are always happy to help. Scott has
actually emailed us in the past and he's welcome to do so again or to
post in the Smack forums;



> -----Original Message-----
> From: jdev-bounces at jabber.org 
> [mailto:jdev-bounces at jabber.org] On Behalf Of John Liston
> Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 9:10 AM
> To: Dave Smith; Jabber software development list
> Subject: RE: [jdev] Eclipse and XMPP/Jabber
> > 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? :)
> Scott, the project lead, has replied to me. He is now 
> experimenting with the Smack client and said he could use 
> some assistance. Some excerpts from his email:
> "Coincidently, I've already begun working on putting into the 
> ecomm work an open source implementation of XMPP (smack, 
> actually...do you have any detailed familiarity with this 
> implementation of xmpp?)."
> "With ecomm, we will be providing Eclipse-based abstract apis 
> for access to various kinds of communication 
> functionality/protocols, and providing 'reference 
> implementations' of various protocols...for example, xmpp. 
> This should give us (and ecomm developers) the maximum 
> flexibility to interoperate with different existing and new 
> protocols."
> "If you were able/willing to help out with an xmpp 
> implementation, or even review my/team's work, that would be 
> much appreciated.  Although I'm quite familiar with xmpp and 
> similar protocols, I've not been trying to pay attention to 
> all the various standards efforts."
> "As I understand it, [IETF/Jabber.org] are trying to define a 
> consistent protocol for IM server-side interoperability.   I 
> consider ecomm's effort to be focused on delivering 
> communications apis to Eclipse plugin developers (primarily, 
> but not only), so that applications can be easily constructed 
> to take advantage presence info, messaging, peer-to-peer 
> communication, etc.  I believe if approached in the right 
> way, these can be complimentary...with ecomm apis providing 
> plugin developers with access to open communications 
> protocols (like XMPP), and allowing the rapid creation of 
> Eclipse-based apps that interoperate with other XMPP clients/devices."
> I will continue my email dialog with Scott, especially trying 
> to emphasize Jabber has much wider application than IM. 
> Meanwhile, anybody familiar with Smack might contact Scott 
> and offer some assistance, or I can pass a message along.
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