[jdev] Python/XMPP GSoC proposal

Ralph Meijer jabber.org at ralphm.ik.nu
Fri Mar 28 03:32:00 CDT 2008


On Wed, 2008-03-26 at 15:42 -0400, James Walker wrote:
> On 26-Mar-08, at 3:39 PM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> > David Janes wrote:
> >> On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 8:19 AM, Kevin Smith <kevin at kismith.co.uk>  
> >> wrote:
> >>> On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 12:50 PM, Greg Wilson <gvwilson at cs.utoronto.ca 
> >>> > wrote:
> >>>> There's been a fair bit of discussion in the last couple of
> >>>> days on the Python SoC mailing list about how useful it would
> >>>> be to have an XMPP server in Python
> >>>
> >>> Why would having one written in Python in particular be useful to  
> >>> you?
> >>>
> >>> /K
> >>>
> >>
> >> 1) because many of us work in Python environments and would like to
> >> continue to do so
> >
> > I've always heard this as a compelling reason for a Python server
> > project, but it's never been quite compelling enough to push anyone to
> > work on it. Until now it seems.
> 
> I believe there are many of the pieces in place in twisted .. but I'm  
> sure Ralph will gladly step in and give a more definitive answer  
> here ;-)

Quite so, I've made a small summary a while back on the state of things,
here:
https://mailman.ik.nu/pipermail/twisted-jabber/2007-September/000147.html .
It is slightly out of date, but mostly accurate.

Writing the session manager has been the hard part and I wouldn't
recommend to take that on as a SoC project. The suggestion for writing a
bare-bones router by Pedro is a nice one, however most parts are already
there I would think.

That said, I would love to have some more eyes and help in developing
this to a basic jabber server.

-- 
Groetjes,

ralphm




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