News and Articles for the next XMPP Newsletter
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.
Loads of news for these two months of July and August: two events in Lyon and Stockholm, new tools, new server releases (Openfire, ejabberd), lots of client releases (Kaidan, Salut à Toi, Xabber Android, Movim, Converse, Beagle IM and Siskin IM). The XMPP/Jabber community is alive and kicking!
Marek Foss, of ProcessOne, details the story on how they have deployed an XMPP geocluster for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil
Cyril Brulebois wrote a short piece on Sending HTML messages with Net::XMPP (Perl).
Georg Lukas posted an article about the 10 years of yaxim.
Maxime “pep.” Buquet reports on the XMPP sprint in Lyon in July held at Wisolv's offices: DOAP - Description Of A Project, Reactions, Occupant-id, and more.
The next XMPP sprint in Stockholm will be held on September 28th and 29th, in the Nacka Municipality.
Extensions and specifications
Prometheus XMPP Blackbox Exporter (Apache license 2.0) allows you to probe XMPP services and export metrics from the probes to Prometheus.
The igniterealtime community has announced multiple releases:
- Openfire 4.4.1
- Monitoring Service 1.8.0 and inVerse 188.8.131.52 plugins
- Smack 4.4.0-alpha2
- Thread Dump 1.0.0 plugin
Antonino Siena has announced xmpp-http-upload, a lightweight and efficient http upload server for XMPP (MIT license).
Mickaël Rémond has announced ejabberd 19.08, with JSON Web Token, configuration validator, improved scalability, and more.
Jérôme "Goffi" Poisson has announced SàT PubSub 0.3.0, a server independent PEP/PubSub XMPP service, which aims to be complete and universal.
Xabber Android 2.6.4 (634) has been released on Google Play, with improved message archive synchronization, improved startup speed, support of references in messages (files, forwards, markup (bold, italic, etc), mentions, quotes), image compression setting, visual changes, and more.
Timothée Jaussoin has released Movim 0.15 – Donati, with reactions, publication sharing, and more.
Wojciech Kapcia has announced two versions of Beagle IM from macOS and Siskin IM for iOS.
Lance "legastero" Stout has released StanzaJS (formely known as Stanza.io), the JS XMPP library with a JSON API, in multiple versions 12.x.