[Members] Re: [Foundation] FOSDEM Jabber server

Ralph Meijer jabberfoundation at ralphm.ik.nu
Thu Feb 12 10:06:23 CST 2004

On Sat, Feb 07, 2004 at 02:55:21AM -0800, Justin Karneges wrote:
> 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.

I followed your (and others') suggestion and updated the client list to
have a few more clients: gossip, gabber 2, psi.



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