[Standards] Multicast Working Group

Tobias Markmann tmarkmann at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 14 15:15:19 UTC 2008

On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 1:20 AM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
> Tobias Markmann wrote:
>  > Hi,
>  >
>  > I'm very interested in multicasting for the XMPP world. Since last
>  > summer, more precisely Google Summer of Code, badlop has pointed out
>  > several bugs[1] which might need improvement in the XEP. In addition
>  > to that I suggested some protocol addition which could even reduce the
>  > traffic more. Advanced multicasting is very important for XMPP because
>  > it'll help increasing overall stability a lot. Here a short list of
>  > improvements XMPP world could get from improved multicasting:
>  > - decrease of overall stanzas from MUCs and PubSubs
>  >    * thus decrease of traffic
>  >    * decrease of computation time needed for XML parsing
>  > - adding email like multicast features on client side
>  >
>  > To come to the point, I'm looking for people interesting moving this
>  > XEP, XEP-0033, forward and get it wider deployed, on either side,
>  > client and server. Everyone who is interested in building a working
>  > group is welcome to leave a message or feedback. I plan real time
>  > meetings in some MUC once a week or two weeks.
>  Based on feedback I have received from implementors, I think that
>  XEP-0033 may be something that we want to replace, not improve. I will
>  try to have a counter-proposal soon.
>  Peter

That will also work. However current XEP-0033 isn't that bad and there
aren't many implementations of it though it's already Draft. Aren't
XEPs in Draft to be able to still change them and don't have to create
new XEPs to get improvements into XMPP.


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