[jdev] Google Summer of Code 2008

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Fri Mar 21 14:51:53 CDT 2008

Remko Tronçon wrote:
>>  If you work on an active Jabber/XMPP codebase but you have not yet
>>  posted project ideas at the wiki, please do so as soon as possible. For
>>  example, I don't see any ideas for ejabberd, Gajim, gloox, jabberd14,
>>  jabberd2, Loudmouth, Openfire, SleekXMPP, Smack, Spark, Tigase, XMPP4R,
>>  etc. If you are interested in being a mentor or in helping to choose the
>>  GSoC projects, please ping me via IM.
> As far as I know, another thing our community could really use is a
> free, modern, good-looking, easy-to-use web-based IM client. The few
> that I tried were either uninstallable, buggy, or looked like they
> were designed in the 80's. Examples of good ones are Meebo, Google
> Mail+Talk, Google Talk Gadget, but we all know these are closed.
> IMO, it would be great if either someone from an existing project
> would step up to get his project boosted, or if someone with Ajax
> expertise would step up to propose a new project (this is one of the
> few areas where I think new projects *would* be beneficial)

Agreed. We have BOSH but it seems that have yet to really take advantage
of it on the client side. Do you think that starting a project like this
is realistic for GSoC? I don't have a clear sense of the scope here...


Peter Saint-Andre

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