[Members] Google and XMPP federation

Mike Taylor bear at bear.im
Sat May 25 22:42:02 UTC 2013


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On 05/25/2013 06:31 PM, Dave Cridland wrote:
> That article says the XSF didn't respond?

I have an email pending to Peter to see if he received any contact. I
know I have not.

> 
> On 25 May 2013 19:44, "Mike Taylor" <bear at bear.im
> <mailto:bear at bear.im>> wrote:
> 
> 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?
> 
> 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.
> 
> The only definitive article i've seen to date is the one I read
> this morning and, IMO, it's a hack piece.
> 
> http://www.pcworld.com/article/2039820/google-weak-xmpp-support-capabilities-led-us-to-proprietary-tech-in-hangouts.html
>
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>> S.
> 
>> -- Simon Tennant | buddycloud.com <http://buddycloud.com>
> <http://buddycloud.com> | +49 17
>> 8545 0880 | office hours: goo.gl/tQgxP <http://goo.gl/tQgxP>
> <http://goo.gl/tQgxP>
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