[jdev] My GSoC project : to continue the PyMSNt development.
s.devrieze at pandora.be
Wed Apr 9 06:14:45 CDT 2008
2008/4/9, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im>:
> 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. :)
When you have a larger user base, you get these fun things
automatically: end users will pull for these features instead of some
instance pushing them.
Mvg, Sander Devrieze.
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