[Juser] Re: ICQ full capabilities?

Paul Johnson baloo at ursine.ca
Thu Jul 20 18:14:20 CDT 2006

On Thursday 20 July 2006 15:51, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
> Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at jabber.org> writes:
> > Jabber is an open system for IM, presence, etc. We don't interface with
> > all of ICQ's functionality directly, but I think that you can do almost
> > everything on Jabber that you can do on ICQ (and more!). However, we do
> > that on our own open network, not on ICQ's closed service. The only way
> > to talk with people on ICQ via Jabber is through gateways between the
> > Jabber network and the ICQ service, but those gateways don't implement
> > all the features of ICQ because ICQ is a closed service with closed
> > protocols, not an open system like Jabber.
> >
> > Perhaps I can explain it this way: Jabber is like the Linux of instant
> > messaging, and your question is like "Can I do everything on Linux that
> > I can do on Windows?" Well, sure, you can use OpenOffice for document
> > editing, Thunderbird for email, etc. -- but that doesn't mean you have
> > exactly the same functionality as Word, Outlook, etc.
> >
> > Does that make sense?
> Yes, it does very much, thanks for your reply.
> In practice, could I do, and how?, a `wide'
> user search (in the sense that I meant in my previous message)

I'm curious about this, too, and I run a swerver.

> or inviting more than one person to a chat?
> (Perhaps on a different service and gateway than the ones for ICQ.)

That's a function that could be implemented in the client, though I know of 
none that have.  Inviting one at a time isn't that hard, though.

Paul Johnson
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