[Members] Google and XMPP federation

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Sat May 25 22:31:17 UTC 2013


That article says the XSF didn't respond?
On 25 May 2013 19:44, "Mike Taylor" <bear at bear.im> wrote:

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> 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?
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> Third party clients work now but soon will not, and I do wish we could
> point to a timeline but even Google itself is inconsistent about what
> the features will be and when/how they will be rolled out.
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> The only definitive article i've seen to date is the one I read this
> morning and, IMO, it's a hack piece.
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> http://www.pcworld.com/article/2039820/google-weak-xmpp-support-capabilities-led-us-to-proprietary-tech-in-hangouts.html
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> > S.
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> > -- Simon Tennant | buddycloud.com <http://buddycloud.com> | +49 17
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