News and Articles for the next XMPP Newsletter
Here you can submit news items for inclusion in the next XMPP Newsletter (as managed by the CommTeam).
What determines relevancy?
The submission must ideally be a blog or article about XMPP/Jabber and/or XMPP-based software (clients, servers, libs).
Some exceptions might be made, for example for a release page showing a new release of some XMPP-based software.
However, marketing brochures (e.g. single-page marketing sites) for new products which don't contain information on XMPP, won't be included.
Choosing the right platform for real-time chat application development: XMPP vs Firebase https://www.techcronus.com/blog/real-time-chat-application-development-xmpp-firebase/
https://www.goffi.org/b/F4xScokjZejCYAB4NamBbc/decentralized-code-forge,-based-xmpp Decentralized code forge, based on XMPP
https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/06/08/1440244/oath-is-killing-off-yahoo-messenger-on-july-17 Oath is Killing Off Yahoo Messenger on July 17
Extensions and specifications
XEP-0363: HTTP File Upload just entered "Last Call for comments". This specification defines a protocol to request permissions from another entity to upload a file to a specific path on an HTTP server and at the same time receive a URL from which that file can later be downloaded again. This Last Call shall end at the close of business on 2018-06-19. 1. Is this specification needed to fill gaps in the XMPP protocol stack or to clarify an existing protocol? 2. Does the specification solve the problem stated in the introduction and requirements? 3. Do you plan to implement this specification in your code? If not, why not? 4. Do you have any security concerns related to this specification? 5. Is the specification accurate and clearly written?
Andrew Nenakhov from redsolution of Xabber fame, announced on the Standards mailing-list that they are working on a Group Chat solution.
XEP-0409: IM Routing-NG
https://github.com/ortuman/jackal/releases/tag/0.2.0 Jackal, an XMPP server written in Go (Golang), in version 0.2.0
https://www.erlang-solutions.com/blog/mongooseim-3-0-0-application-turbocharger.html MongooseIM 3.0.0 - Application turbocharger: perf, inbox, improved ODBC
https://twitter.com/Xabber_XMPP/status/1004805101582766080?s=03 We're looking testers for #iOS version of #xabber Interface is very basic, main goal is to test connectivity, push notifications, message archive, carbons. Requirements: capability to explain how to reproduce bug. Email email@example.com with subj "Testing Xabber iOS"
- JSXC 3.4.0 released including support for location sharing and improved roster management in our internal #Nextcloud backend. Also new: czech translation – Ahoj! https://www.jsxc.org/blog/2018/05/23/v3.4.0-released.html …
Chris Ballinger has just released Version 4.0 of XMPPFramework, the XMPP library for iOS and macOS. It is bringing support for XEP-0048: Bookmarks and XEP-0359: Stanza Ids, sees improved Swift support, has optional Swift-only features, receives Carthage support, besides bug fixes.
trashserver.net is a free XMPP-Server - powered with 100 % green energy 🍀 and hosted in Germany.
It looks like XMPP is used for tsunami alerting in the Caribean: https://twitter.com/f4hxs/status/1003709174407225344