[Members] Google and XMPP federation

Mike Taylor bear at bear.im
Sat May 25 19:01:54 UTC 2013


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I started a wiki page gathering the various articles i've seen talking
about this - I'm trying to get all of the information in a single spot
so we can start categorizing what they are and the appropriate responses.

http://wiki.xmpp.org/web/Google_Hangout_XMPP

Unfortunately it seems a writer has decided to write a very negative
piece over night and is now sending it to multiple outlets :/



On 05/24/2013 05:27 AM, Simon Tennant wrote:
> We're sitting here at buddycloud towers having a conversation
> trying to understand Google's federation statements.
> 
> We also did some tests -
> 
> - gtalk user to gtalk user works - gtalk user to google hosted
> domain user works - gtalk user to self-hosted XMPP server user
> works - self hosted XMPP server to gtalk user works
> 
> What didn't work was using the hangout app to chat to XMPP users.
> 
> Third party clients do work.
> 
> I'm really curious to understand what si going on here without
> getting into the rights and wrongs of who should be doing what.
> 
> Is it a case of "hangouts are not federated but chat still is"?
> 
> If federation is being disabled for chat, can anyone point to a
> timeline?
> 
> S.
> 
> -- Simon Tennant | buddycloud.com <http://buddycloud.com> | +49 17
> 8545 0880 | office hours: goo.gl/tQgxP <http://goo.gl/tQgxP>


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