[jdev] Python/XMPP GSoC proposal
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Fri Mar 28 14:06:11 CDT 2008
On Thursday 27 March 2008, Pedro Melo wrote:
> On Mar 26, 2008, at 1:29 PM, 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
> > 2) because Python kicks ass and thus there are many Python programmers
> > and thus once we get the framework in place is likely to be used and
> > extended
> > 3) because this is a noticeable deficiency in Python's otherwise
> > excellent support of Internet protocols
> May I suggest that instead of a full server, you implement a XMPP
> router instead?
> The difference for me is that a XMPP router does not have a session
> manager. It only has:
> * S2S: for federation;
> * XEP-0114 and XEP-0225 support.
> This would allow anyone to write a component in any language they
> want, and the make it available in the XMPP network without having to
> run a full server.
> This is something that I think does not exist, and that many people
> could use.
We're already writing a full server (it's a course project right now), so I
think it's too late to turn it into a router. However, I really like your
idea. After the hand-off, if I have time, I'll try to get some work done in
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