[jdev] My GSoC project : to continue the PyMSNt development.

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Tue Apr 8 17:01:30 CDT 2008

Daniel Henninger wrote:
>> I don't disagree from the client perspective. But my philosophy has
>> always been to make XMPP as great as it can be, then everyone else will
>> eventually decide that they need to use XMPP and not some proprietary
>> garbage.
> I won't get into my diatribe about why I think that will never happen.
> Aside from saying why are people still using IE6 and even IE5?  ;)  I've
> always been a big proponent of "let them use what they want, we'll do what
> we can do make the world able to communicate better".  That doesn't mean
> trying to tell someone "your client blows, use this instead".  Personally I
> see no problem with transport work as part of the GSoC.  HOWEVER I do agree
> that, to me, the greater spirit of the XMPP involvement would be to learn
> more about XMPP and improve upon it directly.  Can that be done by improving
> upon existing transports?  Maybe.  "In an ideal world", it could be awefully
> nice to see a project in which some sort of XEP gets implemented and
> improved upon, or some sort of new XEP concept gets written.

Really I have nothing against transports. However, my focus is on making
native XMPP technologies as powerful as possible. Personally I'd rather
support some fun project like MSN-like emoticons over XMPP than just
bridge to a closed technology. But that's just my opinion. :)

> Either way, the PyMSNt project idea could always be suggested over in the
> Python GSoC stuff as well.



Peter Saint-Andre

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