[Foundation] Jabber.org Client Chart

Francesco Delfino pluto at tipic.com
Thu Oct 30 02:30:32 CST 2003

Hi Peter,
I agree with you on all the points but basing the rating of the clients on
the number of features supported. If you want to keep jabber a geeky thing,
the number of features is important; but if you want to make jabber
something that every man in the world would like to have, then you should
also consider, e.g. a clean and simple interface for accessing those
features, the overall stability and so on.

Rating is a qualitative aspect and as such should (as in all software
repositories) come directly from users.

I would introduce, for your purposes, two new fields called like:
- core protocol compliance (percentage on a subset of the features, call it
the basic profile)
- enhancement protocol compliance (again a percentage).
And in any case, the compliance mark should come from objective tests.

BTW, it is just a matter of names ;-).

  Francesco Delfino
  Tipic Inc. - Advanced Instant Messaging Platforms
  visit: http://www.tipic.com
  e-mail & Jabber: pluto at tipic.com
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: members-admin at jabber.org [mailto:members-admin at jabber.org]On
> Behalf Of Peter Saint-Andre
> Sent: mercoledi 29 ottobre 2003 22.08
> To: members at jabber.org
> Subject: Re: [Foundation] Jabber.org Client Chart
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2003 at 11:50:52AM -0800, Justin Karneges wrote:
> > This is not really very many.  There are less items here than
> what is on the
> > page right now. :)  But of course it could be argued that maybe
> that is too
> > many also.
> My plan is that we will have one overview page with all clients (and one
> for servers, one for components, one for libraries), then a detail page
> about each client. Exactly how this will work is still up in the air.
> I'd see the ability to sort the results by OS (for instance), and maybe
> some kind of rating given how many protocols you support (rather than
> showing them all on the overview page) -- then if you are interested in
> a client (it's the only one for your OS, it has good support, etc.), you
> can click for details.
> Peter
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