[jdev] Announcement: Swift 1.0-beta1

Kevin Smith kevin at kismith.co.uk
Fri May 28 14:43:54 CDT 2010

Hi all,
  After a year and a bit of development, Swift is now entering public beta.

As posted at http://www.kismith.co.uk/wordpress/index.php/2010/05/28/first-public-swift-beta-released/

"Over a year ago (while writing XMPP: The Definitive Guide with Peter
Saint-Andre) Remko Tronçon and I were reviewing the current state of
XMPP clients and saw a gap for a simple cross-platform client
targeting normal end-users who just want to chat. Swift is the client
that we’ve been working on since then to fill this hole, and now we’d
like your help with the project. Swift assumes that what you want to
do most in your client is chat – either with a single person or a
group of people – and that the experience should be based on making
this easy and enjoyable.

The first public beta (preview) of Swift is now released, and we’d
like you to help us. Primarily, we’d like feedback from you as to what
needs to be done now, and also to find any issues – either technical
or in usability – with what we’ve already done. This isn’t a final
release, so you shouldn’t download it unless you’re willing to find
issues in it, and report them back to us so we can improve it.

We’ve got Windows and Mac binaries ready so far. The source compiles
on Windows, Mac and Linux, and with a little coaxing I even managed to
give a demo on an N900 Maemo phone at FOSDEM this year.

The Swift 1.0-beta1 release page [1] has links to the downloads and
the source, visit it now and get started with Swift, and then use the
mailing list[2], or the MUC room [3] to start discussing it.

[1] http://swift.im/releases/swift-1.0beta1/
[2] http://swift.im/lists/mailman/listinfo/swift-users
[3] xmpp:swift at rooms.swift.im?join

We're looking forward to getting feedback from everyone, as work to
make 1.0 the best Swift release ever!


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