[jdev] Whiteboard functionality for xmpp protocol in pidgin.

Yann Leboulanger asterix at lagaule.org
Mon Nov 15 12:03:55 CST 2010

On 11/15/2010 05:22 PM, Rohan Jain wrote:
> Hi all,
> We are planning to implement a Whiteboard functionality in pidgin, which
> presently extends to only Yahoo Doodle and Silc. Our plan is to do it on
> the XMPP protocol. There is a POC we wrote for Pidgin at:
> http://www.rohanjain.in/blog/whiteboarding-with-xmpp-google-talk/#updates.
> You might pick up the repository from:
> github.com/dcrodjer/pidgin_whiteboard
> <https://github.com/dcrodjer/pidgin_whiteboard>
> Now we are concentrating on a standard protocol for the same.
> The problem that we are basically facing is that there is no accepted
> protocol, and most of the XEP's are not recommended, or diverge in ways
> that it is difficult to choose one. When I say most, they include:
> http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0284.html
> http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0228.html
> http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0113.html
> http://xmpp.org/extensions/inbox/whiteboard2.html
> What we would like to know from the community is that, which of the
> protocols are really going in production into various whiteboards for
> XMPP. I would assume gajim, coincella and the like have implemented some
> versions of the same! Also considering interoperability into account,
> which of the XEP's are the best to go ahead with.
> Hope to hear from you soon.

Gajim implemented XEP-0284. I think coccinella implemented their own 


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