[Jingle] Announcing Jingle support at Google

Peter Thatcher pthatcher at google.com
Thu Jul 21 14:52:45 UTC 2011

The documentation on code.google.com is old.  We're working on updating it.

And as I stated in my last email, the support for XEP-166 and XEP-167
is live on Gmail, iGoogle, and Google+, but the native Windows Google
Talk application will continue to speak the legacy protocol.

On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 12:35 AM, Arvind Jain <arvindjain4u at gmail.com> wrote:
> Peter Thatcher <pthatcher at ...> writes:
>> We are pleased to announce that we have launched support for Jingle
>> XEP-166 and XEP-167 for Google Talk calls to and from Gmail, iGoogle,
>> and Orkut.  We have also added the same level of support to libjingle
>> (http://code.google.com/p/libjingle), which is used by many native
>> clients.  From this point on, it will be our primary signalling
>> protocol, and the old protocol will only remain for backwards
>> compatibility.  We also plan to soon update Google Talk on Android to
>> speak Jingle, but we do not plan on updating the Google Talk Windows
>> application.
>> We suggest all clients that interop with Google Talk to switch to
>> using Jingle rather than the old protocol.  We will remain backwards
>> compatible with legacy clients by continuing to speak the old protocol
>> as well.  If you wish to continue working with legacy clients, such as
>> the Google Talk application for Windows, you may also wish to continue
>> speaking the old protocol.  But the future is Jingle, and the old
>> protocol will eventually go away.
>> Finally, we are still working on implementing XEP-176 (ICE-UDP).  In
>> the meantime, you'll need to use our draft-06 version of ICE, which is
>> implemented both in libjingle and in libnice, two open source
>> libraries.
>> I hope that this will be a support to the Jingle community and futher
>> our efforts to have open standards for voice and video communication.
>> - Peter Thatcher
> We are creating a application which will do login to gtalk server for
> voice/video chat. We found call signaling at following link
> http://code.google.com/apis/talk/call_signaling.html
> Now we found your post mentioning that gmail/gtalk will be supporting XEP-166
> and XEP-167. We have following queries:
> 1. Does XEP-166 and XEP-167 support has been started with gmail/gtalk?
> 2. Is there any plan to provide new version of gtalk client which includes
> jingle support?
> - Arvind Jain

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