[jdev] a vision

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Mar 12 10:13:39 CDT 2009

On 3/12/09 9:00 AM, Jonathan Schleifer wrote:
> Am 11.03.2009 um 19:43 schrieb Dirk Meyer:
>> Right. It is all about marketing. It would help (not for my sister) if
>> we easy MSN/AIM/ICQ integration (gateway) in the servers and an EASY way
>> to provide the credentials. That makes switching painless for everything
>> except Skype ("You can still talk to your friends").
> Heh, that's what I've been suggesting for years.

It's easy for those who don't run the services to make suggestions.
Gateways are a royal pain in the ass, which is why we haven't run them
at jabber.org since 2000 or 2001.

>> Take a look at the Skype website: it is presented in German for me (I
>> giess based on the IP address), a big photo (makes no sense, but it
>> looks like web 2.0), and a button "download". I guess that is what we
>> need. The download would be a problem:
> Yup, that's the way to go - and how many clients websites are actually
> designed.
>> 1. Do not let the user choose between x clients. Jabber.org should have
>>   one default client for Windows/MAC users (Linux users are grown up,
>>   they already know how to choose stuff).
> That's quite a problem. It would be unfair to make one client the
> official client. It would get more attention than all other clients,
> thus more deveopers etc. It would hurt the other clients.

No matter what happens, someone's feelings will be hurt. We can't list
every client under the sun -- it's too confusing.

I have no time to reply to the rest.


Peter Saint-Andre

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