[Standards] Multicast Working Group
stpeter at stpeter.im
Fri Mar 14 15:30:44 UTC 2008
Tobias Markmann wrote:
> 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 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.
> 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.
Sure. I didn't have time the other day to describe all the reasons for
possibly taking a different approach, but the proposal I'm working on
with a few other people will do so. I may even finish the first draft today.
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