[Members] Re: [Foundation] Jabber.org Client Chart

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Mon Mar 1 15:05:06 CST 2004


On Fri, 2004-02-27 at 08:56, Rottenberg, Hal wrote:
> > What I think would be cool is a site (not sure jabber.org is the right
> > place, but maybe it is) where people can review Jabber 
> > clients, so that
> > users can find out what others like and dislike.
> 
> Yes, this is a very good idea.  I think the best way to do this would be
> to enhance jabberstudio.org to hold JEP compliance data within the
> project schema.  For those projects that are hosted at JS, it's a
> one-stop shop, plus you already have the links between JS and
> jabber.org.  If a project is not fully hosted at JS, the author can
> still get a project created that points to their website

Currently JabberStudio (which is independent of the JSF) does not host
or point to commercial software at all, but we do from jabber.org, for
example:

http://www.jabber.org/software/servers.php

It's a lot of work to gather all that data (have not done so for clients
yet), but that's why I'm working on a bot that will handle this.

> By doing this at JS.org, you also get the extra benefit of being able to
> take this one step further to have JEP compliance data for the servers
> and other projects hosted at jabberstudio.

s/jabberstudio.org/jabber.org/ and I agree

> As far as the implementation, I'm imagining a table layout including the
> JEP #, name, a star for compliance (like the current table, can be
> half-filled), and a comment field for notes.  

There are too many XMPP specs and JEPs to show all the data in one
table, unless your computer screen is a *lot* bigger than mine!

> And of course the author
> owns this table and it would be their responsibility to update it, not
> PSA (less work for you!).  

My bot-in-progress will handle that for us -- all x:data, naturally.

> Put some basic sorting and filtering features
> that would include the other data we already know from the current
> schema, such as platform or license.  Viola.

Yep, that's the general idea.

But at the start it would all be self-reported data, not the result of
compliance testing.

Peter





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