[Standards-JIG] File sharing JEP

Trejkaz trejkaz at trypticon.org
Sat Apr 8 12:02:12 UTC 2006

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On 08/04/2006, at 20:09 PM, Jacek Konieczny wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 07, 2006 at 10:34:48AM -0600, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> /me bites the bullet
>> IMHO the long-term solution is to do all out-of-band media exchange
>> using Jingle. That would include file transfer / file sharing.
> I don't agree with it. It took a lot of time to get a decent, working,
> implemented in many clients file transfer protocol. Do you remember  
> the
> time we had several incompatible file transfer protocols? Do you  
> really
> think the advantages of the new file transfer protocol are worth  
> moving
> back to that?

I don't think we would instantly throw away the old protocol.  It  
could be semi-deprecated with a message saying that using Jingle is  
better, but you might want to implement both for greater  
compatibility.  Then later, once the number of clients implementing  
the old protocol and now the new protocol has diminished, then you  
could properly deprecate it.

On a personal note, if it means one less port to manually forward on  
my router, I'm all for it.  And don't forget, many people either have  
no access to forward the port, or have no knowledge of how to forward  
it.  Making file transfers more usable is part of our job here.


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