[standards-jig] JEPs and Jabber Adoption

Tijl Houtbeckers thoutbeckers at splendo.com
Sat Jun 28 22:51:07 UTC 2003


Bart van Bragt <jabber at vanbragt.com> wrote on 29-6-2003 0:30:47:
>
>Tijl Houtbeckers wrote:
>> All we do now is compete on theoretical assumptions (like you said, 
>> experimental JEPs are not at all attractive to implement, let alone 
>> ship to your clients) for many many hours, and almost never on 
>> implementation and large scale testing of that implementation.
>
>Please keep in mind that you're messing with your userbase if you use 
>'large scale testing'. IMO it's _far_ worse to have a feature that 
>changes approx every two months (and which only works with half of the 
>other clients) than to simply lack the feature.

You normally don't do that kind of testing with your entire userbase. 
There's the well knowns process of ALPHAs and BETAs that a lot of 
opensource  (and closedsource too) projects use for these things. Most 
jabberclients do too, as far as I know. 

-- 
Tijl Houtbeckers
Software Engineer @ Splendo
The Netherlands




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