[Standards] Releases

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Mon Mar 5 15:24:17 UTC 2018


Isn't this essentially what the compliance suites are for?

On 4 March 2018 at 09:29, Gerion Entrup <gerion.entrup at flump.de> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm a user of XMPP and have very mixed experiences with different clients.
>
> There are clients that do very well and implement a lot of availabe XEPs, but
> other clients only implement a fraction of available XEPs. The XEPs are
> optional, if I get it right, but the user experience varies a lot with
> dfferent set of XEPs.
>
> I found it difficult to get a list of supported XEPs by client and it is time
> consuming to understand what XEPs are for what feature. So a propasal I have
> is to do releases (of the standard).
>
> A release contains a set of new (final) XEPs and a list of obsolete XEPs and
> all clients and servers that support XMPP version X have to implement this
> XEPs.
>
> That would allow users to see, what a client is capable of. That would also
> allow client to show a message to there users about the client on the other
> end does not support XMPP version X and so there are some features that are
> not supported. Or show a message in a client if the server does not support a
> current version. This also adds the abbility to generate some easy press
> coverage about the state of XMPP.
>
> Cheers,
> Gerion
>
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