[Juser] Re: Need a name suggestion for a new Jabber client

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Oct 28 14:46:07 CDT 2004


In article <clksls$ear$1 at sea.gmane.org>,
 Andrew Luecke <auzy at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:

> Need a name suggestion for a new Jabber clienthey all.
> 
> I'm planning to design a jabber client based entirely on runtime based 
> modules.
> 
> The reason why I am determined to develop this client is because I feel 
>   that current clients have barely any plugin support (gaim is probably 
> the closest to plugin support).
> 
> While this is appropriate for protocols such as yahoo, MSN and ICQ due 
> to the fact the protocols rarely change, Jabber is constantly evolving. 
> In fact, at last count there is 144 Jabber enchancement protocols, and 
> this amount will start growing exponentially as jabber takes hold.
> 
> My aim would be to create a system where its as plausible as possible to 
> upgrade the features available without needing a full upgrade. I would 
> prerably like to make it a simple framework which other programmers can 
> add improvements to. Eventually, I would like it to be as powerful as 
> the mozilla firefox extension system..
> 
> So any ideas??

Exodus has a plugin architecture:

http://exodus.jabberstudio.org/

It's hard to come up with good names for Jabber clients, but it seems 
that all the best ones don't have "Jab" in the name -- Exodus, Psi, 
Pandion, Rhymbox, etc.

/psa




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