[Members] Is this thing on?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Dec 16 15:26:13 CST 2004

On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 11:35:08AM -0800, Rachel Blackman wrote:
> >Of course, consumer end uses keep crying for voice and video 
> >integration
> >too, but I remain unsure if that's a real need. And seemingly it could
> >be built into clients today using JEP-0111 (TINS) or just launching a
> >SIP stack. Do we need more negotiation bits around TINS? What is truly
> >holding up voice and video -- protocols or the fact that it is simply
> >not a priority for client developers?
> Even using TINS or a SIP stack, you need to somewhat standardize on 
> what those will actually launch.

Agreed. So there may be some protocol bits or usage profiles that need
to be defined.

> As for users demanding it?  Don't undersell video and voice chat.  More 
> and more, with how common broadband is, people are using voice and 
> video chat for things.  Family chats, showing off things, and so on.
> Even if you decide to completely throw away the end-user market in 
> favor of the business market, teleconferencing is becoming more 
> important there as well; voice and video chat, when it works well, is 
> better than pure text chat in some ways because there's less chance for 
> misunderstanding when you see people's facial expressions.

Well, it's not for me to decide, it's for the community to decide --
what people devote time to will determine what gets done. I'm just a
glorified tech writer.


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