[Members] jabber.org reliability/uptime

Mickael Remond mickael.remond at process-one.net
Wed Jan 11 13:12:01 CST 2006


* Hal Rottenberg <halr9000 at gmail.com> [2006-01-11 10:44:42 -0500]:

> On 1/11/06, Jesus Cea <jcea at argo.es> wrote:
> > A secondary issue is that we should promote small xmpp servers, almost
> > "personal" ones. To that, we need a XMPP server easy to configure and
> > use (jabberd is not there :), hope for the "future" python/twisted based
> > one), tutorials, a strong jabber admins comunity, etc.
> 
> Well no offense to jabberd[2], there are presently at least two others
> to choose from that are quite easy to setup.  Perhaps their marketing
> efforts need to be stepped up.

I resisted participating to this discussion until now to avoid the
shameless promotional plug.

Well, I think ejabberd can really do the job. It has been used on large
sites, for supporting strategic general public features. A server can be
set up in a few minutes and it is very easy to install with Linux
graphical installer (Windows and MacOSX are planned). And ejabberd will
without doubt handle the load for Jabber.org.
It is clear however that a server migration will take more than a few
hours as it is a project by itself and needs to be correctly planned.

Now, I also agree that we need both to improve the web console (to make
it possible to control everything from there) and to push further the
marketing effort. We are slowly putting things in place to be much more
visible. 

Things are moving, obviously never as fast that we would like to.
If someone would like to discuss the idea of migrating Jabber.org to
ejabberd, we would love propose help and feedback and this kind of
discussion will probably helps things moving faster.

Now, I will not try hard to "sell" the idea to you, guys, as this surely
has to be a slowly matured group decision and I do not want to act like 
a car salesman. We are technician people after all, loving to work on
high-end projects. 
:-)

Best wishes,

-- 
Mickaël Rémond
 http://www.process-one.net


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