[jdev] Usefullness of JabberStudio ?

Ulrich Staudinger us at activestocks.de
Thu Jul 21 15:27:24 CDT 2005

Hal Rottenberg schrieb:

>On 7/21/05, Lucas Nussbaum <lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net> wrote:
>>No tool I know of does both correctly. And it seems nobody has the time
>>needed to improve JabberStudio. Using existing tools (at least for the
>>project management tool, which is bigger) would probably be more
>Yes, it all comes down to time.  I know that reatmon and whoever else
>has worked on Jabber Studio are competent, it's just that like
>everything else they have a day job or school that's more important.
>I totally agree that using a (somewehat) canned tool will save time.
>I'm having a hard time finding software portal software because
>searching for those keywords is necessarily too vague.  It could be
>done using CMS software though.  Perhaps Drupal + Flexinode module
>(http://drupal.org/handbook/modules/flexinode) to create a jabber
>software record with the fields we would want to track such as
>categories, license, platform, etc.
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Drupal and Flexinode can do the job, for sure. But personally i think 
jabberstudio is a great piece of software, worth improvement and not 
The major improvement points i see are documentation and browsability / 
usability. I personally think js.o is quite complete regarding 
functionality, but that's a personal view and i am not a guy that tends 
towards function overloading - i like things simple and slick and not 
too complex - form follows function.

As i read in the mails, the core js.o team has no time to maintain the 
site or do major feature enhancements - which is fine, j.o owes a lot of 
respect to this huge contribution. But j.o seriously needs some power 
and maybe a proper process how to handle improvement requests and work 
on site. Thanks to Peter, most website work gets done - but of course 
peter can't do everything and i think that's not his job.

I propose some sort of "Job openings" or "Get involved" page / site 
especially for jabber.org related projects, or at least some listing on 
the "Contribute" section of J.o. I'd prefer a dedicated job listing page 
for all sort of jabber related projects, companys or groups, be it 
commercial or open source. Do some members have thoughts on this ?


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