[Jingle] Opinions about Coin

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Apr 13 02:43:28 UTC 2011

On 4/12/11 1:50 PM, Matthew Wild wrote:
> 2011/4/12 Olivier Crête <olivier.crete at collabora.co.uk>:
>> Hi,
>> On Tue, 2011-04-12 at 13:33 +0200, thiagoc wrote:
>>> In short, Coin is definitely interesting for the following reasons:
>>> * Does NOT require MUC support on client nor server
>>> * It includes server side mixing, which might be required for most
>>> conferences with more than 3 participants
>>> * For mobile world, client side mixing and multiple streams handling
>>> is out of question
>>> * Matches current real life requirements
>>> * It is easy to implement, that speeds up adoption
>> You can achieve all of these without coin.. You can just have a
>> "special" conf call number that everyone calls and does a conf call.
>> This is trivial to do with Freeswitch, Asterisk, etc.. And this is the
>> way the SIP world works (also the PSTN world).
>> I understand that at the XMPP Summit in Brusssels (that I didn't
>> attend), there was a wide consensus that Coin was the wrong approach for
>> XMPP.
> I was at the summit and I was aware of no such consensus, however
> perhaps I missed the discussions. If someone was at a group discussion
> that reached such a consensus I'd be keen on hearing why such a
> conclusion was reached.

We didn't have a full-group discussion about this topic, which is why I
suggested that we take it to the list after the Brussels meetings.


Peter Saint-Andre

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