Jabber.org relaunch

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We're working on a relaunch of the jabber.org website. To discuss, join the webteam discussion list.

Target Audiences

  • End Users (main focus)
  • Managers
  • Server Admins
  • Developers


What do we need on the site for what target group?

End users

  • What is Jabber
  • Advantages over other IM systems
  • How to get started
    • Pick a client
    • Pick a server
    • Register
    • Find users to chat with
  • Client reviews / discussion
  • Web client interface to jabber.org IM server
  • Troubleshooting (FAQ / find an admin / password recovery)
  • Server status info
  • Forums (troubleshooting, community)
  • News (major software updates)
  • Helpful information (IM acronyms etc.)
  • Personal presence service for inclusion in blogs / personal websites


  • What is Jabber
  • Advantages compared to other IM systems
  • Available solutions
  • Case studies
  • Who is using Jabber technologies
  • News (major XMPP deployments, software updates, protocol developments)

Server Admins

  • Server software listings
  • Server software reviews
  • Component software listings
  • Component software reviews
  • Link to xmpp.net for free digital certificates
  • Link to xmpp.net for server registration
  • News (protocol changes, software updates)
  • Resource pointers: mailing lists, chatrooms, other websites


  • Library software listings
  • Ability to update their software listings
  • Case studies
  • Links to protocol documentation (RFCs / XEPs)
  • News (protocol changes, software updates)
  • Resource pointers: mailing lists, chatrooms, other websites

Other focus points

  • Great layout/design/corporate identity
  • Keep it simple, trivial to navigate, use and update
  • Client database (features, website, platform, etc)
  • Library and component databases
  • Server database (from xmpp.net)

Bonus features

  • Internationalized versions? (i.e. same site in French/Spanish/German/etc.)
  • XMPP tools (Like transport registration, vcard editing, etc)
  • Features like HTTP-Auth_suite
  • Web-based messenger
  • Registry of MUC rooms
  • Jabber user directory (profiles with map integration)


  • Drupal (CMS)
  • MediaWiki (integrated into Drupal) to facilitate collaboration on content?
  • Custom Drupal modules i.e. for client database
  • Flyspray (issue tracker)

Content Starting Points, Examples

  • Full-Time Jabber: Explains the basic ideas behind jabber
  • Jabber Australia: Good example of a user centric jabber site
  • What the f*ck is Jabber?: Very good site that explains Jabber to Aunt Tilly. It's in Dutch, but there are sufficient people that can help translating if needed. The content probably may be used if we ask the author of that site (I know him).
  • I'll be happy to contribute any usable content for this website that I wrote on the ejabberd website, the Coccinella website, and other projects. I can relicense all code (if still needed) under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ Maybe it is a good idea to collect other people that also want to contribute existing information...
  • Jabber history: This project is intended to move to the new community infrastructure when it is made available.