[Standards] Whiteboard XEP, Gajim and GSoC2008

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Mon Mar 10 21:01:43 UTC 2008

Dave Cridland wrote:
> On Mon Mar 10 20:54:27 2008, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> Fletcher, Boyd C. CIV US USJFCOM JFL J9935 wrote:
>> > I strongly disagree. Out of band communications, esp if not XMPP based,
>> > cause really big issues for most companies and governments with strong
>> > firewall policies. > > our testing with using stream compression for
>> whiteboards without images
>> > indicates that for the average whiteboard used in typical meetings
>> in-band
>> > resync is acceptable even over slow comms.
>> Example: You and 10,000 other people create a whiteboard. The
>> whiteboarding session goes on for 2 months, night and day, with endless
>> and intensive edits. After 2 months, you finally invite me to join the
>> session. The initial whiteboard synced to my computer is 4 Gigs. And
>> this is sent to me how?
> I don't see it growing to that degree - if sent by SXE as things stand,
> then quite possibly, but if it's handled by sending the whiteboard XML
> document itself, that would seem unlikely. And if I'm wrong, well, hey,
> 4G is 4G, so the damage is done.

What I'm trying to get clear on is: what does does it mean to "send the
whiteboard XML itself"? I assume that's the same as "the current state",
but is that sent as a document (via file transfer, and if so how is the
file transfer negotiated) or in some other form?

> I think that's a bridge to cross when we come to it.

s/cross/burn/ :P

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