News and Articles for the next XMPP Newsletter

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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.

Submissions

Articles

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

Events

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

Software releases

Servers

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

Clients

http://projectmaxs.org/ https://github.com/ProjectMAXS

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 info@xabber.com with subj "Testing Xabber iOS"


  1. 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

https://www.jsxc.org/blog/2018/05/23/v3.4.0-released.html

Libraries

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.

Services

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