[Members] jabber.org website mandate
Robert B Quattlebaum, Jr.
darco at deepdarc.com
Thu Aug 24 19:00:01 CDT 2006
On Aug 24, 2006, at 1:44 PM, Bart van Bragt wrote:
> Jabber.org should be something like:
> http://messenger.yahoo.com/ (cool, it even points me to a Mac
> client :D)
Absolutely! This is what we should be aiming for with respect to
jabber.org. We need style and clarity.
> Not a lot of text on the first page, slick graphics, the main
> advantages of the protocol and a big button to get started. People
> don't read so make sure that they don't have to if they just want
> to get down and dirty ;)
> 'Get Jabber'
> -> Pick a client
> -> Pick a server
> -> Point to JID creation page
We will need to come up with some sort of standards for what kind of
servers could be listed. If even a few unstable servers are available
on jabber.org for the user to select, then that would tarnish the
image we are going for.
Some sort of mandatory up-time requirement before being listed or
> Maybe we can even create custom client install packages that
> include the JID and other settings. That way the user doesn't have
> to go through annoying setup screens in the client, they just have
> to enter their password. Or we can try to improve the clients out
> there to make them a bit more friendly to new users...
Pandion is an excellent example of ease-of-use. Just enter your JID
and password, and you are ready to go.
> One thing that we shouldn't do is trying to be politically correct.
> Some clients are just better suited for your average user than
> others, we should just point the users to a very limited number of
> clients that we know work well and are easy to use. Please don't
> try to be 'correct' and show them a list with a zillion half
> functional Jabber clients :\
I agree, we need to have some minimum level of functionality/quality
to be listed, and perhaps have an even higher standard for
"recommended" clients. I believe there are some JEP's which define
some standards for this, I can't remember them off the top of my head...
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