[jdev] Google Androïd SDK not XMPP compliant ?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Fri Feb 15 22:41:10 CST 2008


BTW, you'll notice that the text has been updated here...

http://code.google.com/android/migrating/m3-to-m5/m5-api-changes.html#gtalk

Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> biojab biojab wrote:
>> http://code.google.com/android/migrating/m3-to-m5/m5-api-changes.html#gtalk
> 
> First of all, don't panic.
> 
> As I understand it from one of the Android team members, they have been
> using XMPP communications (sent only via the Google Talk service) as a
> way for developers to debug their code by sending handset-to-handset
> messages. This usage was quite limited and the server was hardcoded to
> talk.google.com for that reason. This package was never intended for
> broader use, e.g. as a general messaging service that could be used for
> all the things we're familiar with from the XMPP universe (presence, IM,
> RPC, Jingle, etc.). Naturally if developers want a more robust messaging
> service that they could hook up to their own XMPP servers, they could
> simply use a full XMPP library (a likely candidate is Smack, since
> Android is all Java all the time).
> 
> Since Android was never doing anything very extensive with XMPP, it's
> not exactly the end of the world that they are more clearly labelling
> this package as a GTalk-only debug channel.
> 
> Now, whether it would be better for Android in the long run if they were
> doing something more extensive with XMPP is another question... :)
> 
> Peter
> 
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