[Standards] Re: software version

Stephen Pendleton pendleto at movsoftware.com
Thu Apr 26 17:26:05 UTC 2007

All this information can be retrieved using disco. Alternatively you can
encode this information in the version string. In the Jabber spirit of
keeping client side code simple would be against extending iq:version any
more. As it is, I am not sure if the <os> tag has any practical use.

-----Original Message-----
From: standards-bounces at xmpp.org [mailto:standards-bounces at xmpp.org] On
Behalf Of Guus der Kinderen
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 12:41 PM
To: standards at xmpp.org
Subject: [Standards] Re: software version

The original message that Peter sent almost four years ago now (included 
below) sparked quite a bit of discussion. It died a couple of days later.


(To make the problem a little less abstract: we're developing clients 
for handhelds, mobile phones and regular PCs. We offer clients on 
different mobile platforms (eg: J2ME, Symbian, Windows Mobile). For some 
phones, clients written on each platform are available. As mobile phones 
are often limited in the size of applications that can be installed, we 
are releasing different binaries for most languages (or language 
families) as well. Identifiers for our client versions can include 
attributes like a software branch, device manufacturer, device model, 
language, platform identifier and of course version numbering.)


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