[Standards] Simple Jingle example(s) and spec(s) wanted

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Mon Feb 5 23:35:56 UTC 2007

Remko Tronçon wrote:
> Hi,
> I think it would be good for Jingle's popularity to have clarifying
> example(s) and at least one easy-to-implement description format and
> transport specification. Due to the lack of an example encompassing
> the complete flow of a Jingle session and an easy-to-implement (yet
> maybe not very effective) transport, there is no way to get
> *something* implemented in a decent amount of time, which is very
> demotivating (at least for me). For example, it would be great if
> there was a description format for file transfers, and a SOCKS5
> transport spec to transfer the files over. Correct me if i'm wrong,
> but this sounds like the easiest Jingle session to implement, and as
> such allow people to implement the framework of Jingle support in
> their application fast, without having to bother with the low-level
> details of transports (and even worse, multimedia implementations).
> As for the clarifying example, I would like to know how the following
> use case goes (in terms of XML stanzas sent and received, and actions
> performed by both clients):
> - Client A wants to send a file to Client B, and supports SOCKS5 and
> Raw UDP. Client A is NATed (with a port forward), and as such has both
> a local IP and a global IP through which it is reachable.
> - Client B only supports SOCKS5, and is outside of Client A's local 
> network.
> This flow would already clarify a lot (at least it would for me). An
> extension of this example would be where Client A supports 3 transport
> methods, and Client B doesn't support one of the 3, and is unable to
> reach Client A using one of the 2 remaining.
> Thoughts?

That all sounds reasonable. I've been meaning to write up a bytestreams 
transport spec, so I'll get to work on that. ;-)


Peter Saint-Andre
XMPP Standards Foundation

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