[Foundation] FOSDEM Jabber server

Justin Karneges justin-keyword-jabber.093179 at affinix.com
Sat Feb 7 04:55:21 CST 2004


On Saturday 07 February 2004 12:51 am, Ralph Meijer wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 07:25:44PM -0800, Justin Karneges wrote:
> > Just a nit: I'm a bit surprised at the recommendation of Gabber1.  That
> > would almost be like recommending Winjab.  Why not recommend an active
> > client such as Gabber2, Gaim, Gossip, Psi, or Tkabber?
>
> Simple. The users guide on the jabber.org website gives examples using
> gabber 1. I wanted to get people online as soon as possible, and just
> mention one client per platform. Gabber 1 is fully functional for regular
> chats and group chat, although a bit dated.

True, it functions for the purposes of the demo.  I only think it would be 
better to present Jabber as something very active and current.  Those that 
use Jabber at FOSDEM will hopefully go on to use Jabber in their normal 
activity, and this first impression is important.

Oh, and the jabber.org user guide should probably be updated. :)

> I did include a link to the jabber.org clients page, so people can choose
> other clients, too. And if someone gives me tutorial text (preferably in
> DocBook) and images for other clients, I'd be happy to put these up, too.

Not sure about the others, but Psi has quite a good HTML-based tutorial with 
images:
  http://psi.affinix.com/psi_docs/

> Surely, I didn't intend to offend anyone, so if I am wrong, let me know.

Don't worry, this wasn't one of those "you didn't pick my client of choice" 
arguments. :)  Pick anything you want.  I just figured that in 2004, we'd 
have a better recommendation on Linux.  It was just a general observation.

-Justin



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