[jdev] Re: What happened to JECL and SCM?

Joe Hildebrand hildjj at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 13:00:21 CDT 2005

The JECL library has been folded into a more comprehensive set of APIs that 
Jabber, Inc. offers commercially now. If you still have a copy of what was 
called JECL back then, of course you can continue to use it under the JOSL 

If you are a customer of Jabber, Inc., your sales or support contact can get 
you the latest version. If not, we don't currently have plans to re-release 
those libraries as open source at this time. That is something we might 
consider again in the future, but is not in the current roadmap, since 
components written against our libraries end up more tightly integrated with 
XCP than we think the open source community might want.

One of the differences is that back when we first released JECL, there 
weren't as many good open source options for developing Jabber software in 
C++, so we felt an obligation to the community to give them some options. 
Now, there are other choices, so we've taken our libraries a different 

I know this may be disappointing to some, and perhaps we haven't 
communicated information on this topic well enough to everyone. Sorry for 

Let me know if you have any questions.

Joe Hildebrand

On 4/21/05, Nolan Eakins <sneakin at semanticgap.com> wrote:
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> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> | On Thu, Apr 14, 2005 at 11:15:29AM -0700, Tim Anderson wrote:
> |
> |>http://www.jabber.com/index.cgi?CONTENT_ID=318
> |>
> |>The two locations referenced off of this article are stale. I can't
> seem to
> |>browse to anything at http://jabberstudio.org/project/ for some odd 
> reason
> |>(as mentioned before) and there isn't anything *obvious* when just
> trying to
> |>plow through the CVS head at
> |>http://www.jabberstudio.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/
> |>
> |>Where these projects killed off, or renamed to something else?
> |
> |
> | These projects never really existed, in the sense that code was never
> | checked in, although binaries were made available. Sometime in the last
> | 12+ months, temas and I decided to limit JabberStudio to open-source
> | projects that check in code via CVS and SVN, so these projects (if you
> | can call them that) will not be returning.
> |
> | Hope that helps, feel free to ping me with further questions.
> Weren't these projects licensed under the JOSL, an open source license?
> I'm pretty sure that's the license I saw when I was wanting to try it,
> and I made a post somewhere or messaged some one (maybe you PSA) about
> the code. If the code still exists, why don't you guys contribute it to
> the community?
> - - Nolan

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