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== What determines relevancy? ==
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== To contributors, editors, reviewers, translators ==
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=== Live discussion ===
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=== What determines relevancy? ===
  
 
The submission must ideally be a blog or article about XMPP/Jabber and/or
 
The submission must ideally be a blog or article about XMPP/Jabber and/or
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which don't contain information on XMPP, won't be included.
 
which don't contain information on XMPP, won't be included.
  
== Submissions ==
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Make sure you read the [[Basic communication guide for XMPP techies]]
 
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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!
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=== Articles ===
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Marek Foss, of ProcessOne, details the story on how they have [https://blog.process-one.net/uniting-global-football-fans-with-an-xmpp-geocluster/ deployed an XMPP geocluster] for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil
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Cyril Brulebois wrote a short piece on [https://mraw.org/blog/2019/08/17/Sending_HTML_messages_with_Net_XMPP/ Sending HTML messages with Net::XMPP] (Perl).
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Georg Lukas posted an article about the [https://yaxim.org/blog/2019/08/23/happy-birthday/ 10 years of yaxim].
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=== Videos ===
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=== Tutorials ===
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=== Events ===
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Maxime “pep.” Buquet reports on the [https://bouah.net/2019/07/new-sprint-new-goodies/ XMPP sprint in Lyon] in July held at Wisolv's offices: DOAP - Description Of A Project, Reactions, Occupant-id, and more.
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The next [https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/Sprints/2019_September_Stockholm XMPP sprint in Stockholm] will be held on September 28th and 29th, in the Nacka Municipality.
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https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/Camp2019
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https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/Meetups/Bavaria
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=== Extensions and specifications ===
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=== Software releases ===
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==== Servers ====
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[https://github.com/horazont/prometheus-xmpp-blackbox-exporter Prometheus XMPP Blackbox Exporter] (Apache license 2.0) allows you to probe XMPP services and export metrics from the probes to Prometheus.
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The igniterealtime community has announced multiple releases:
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* [https://discourse.igniterealtime.org/t/openfire-4-4-1-release/85857 Openfire 4.4.1]
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* [https://discourse.igniterealtime.org/t/monitoring-service-1-8-0-and-inverse-4-2-0-1-plugins-released/85601 Monitoring Service 1.8.0 and inVerse 4.2.0.1 plugins]
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* [https://discourse.igniterealtime.org/t/smack-4-4-0-alpha2-released/85670 Smack 4.4.0-alpha2]
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* [https://discourse.igniterealtime.org/t/thread-dump-1-0-0-plugin-released/85794 Thread Dump 1.0.0 plugin]
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Antonino Siena has announced [https://gitlab.com/nifker/xmpp-http-upload xmpp-http-upload], a lightweight and efficient http upload server for XMPP (MIT license).
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Mickaël Rémond has announced [https://blog.process-one.net/ejabberd-19-08/ ejabberd 19.08], with JSON Web Token, configuration validator, improved scalability, and more.
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Jérôme "Goffi" Poisson has announced [https://www.goffi.org/b/XL5aGAa6wymUt4mAhnzGpm/pubsub-been-released SàT PubSub 0.3.0], a server independent PEP/PubSub XMPP service, which aims to be complete and universal.
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==== Clients ====
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Kaidan [https://www.kaidan.im/2019/07/08/kaidan-0.4.0/ 0.4.0] and [https://www.kaidan.im//2019/07/16/kaidan-0.4.1/ 0.4.1] have been released, and is available to download on Linux, Windows, and macOS (and experimental Android and Ubuntu Touch).
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Jérôme "Goffi" Poisson has released [https://www.goffi.org/b/N29CuUQS4U4TK36JFuTQ5Q/salut-commune Salut à Toi v0.7 « La Commune »] with tons of changes (and writes regular [https://www.goffi.org/b/Gjm7Z5AUt4xh8gciV6wWSe/progress-note SàT progress notes]).
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=== Process ===
  
[https://www.xabber.com/android/ 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.
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# Before: duration 1 month
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## Collect links in this wiki page: duration 3-4 weeks
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##* Read and validate the content
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##* Include the reporters credits!
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## Copywrite so each content is readable by humans: duration 2-3 days
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##* Add links
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##* Add images
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##* Add CTAs
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##* Carefully craft the subject/title line, and the preview text (first lines that are sometimes previewed on email UAs)
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##* Include the copywriters credits!
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## PR on website git repo for blog post (Markdown, Pelican): duration the week-end before posting
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##* Include Pelican header
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##* Change == in #
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##* Change links format
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##* Change images format
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##* Need at least 2 or 3 peer reviews
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##* Include the reviewers credits!
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## Twitter:
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##* Copywrite and review draft tweet: text, image, hashtags, link
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# Sending the newsletter: on D-day
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## Copy-paste Newsletter on Tinyletter, test it (peer review is not yet done), send it
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## Report analytics from latest newsletter in spreadsheet, send to commTeam MUC
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## PR merge and deploy on website git repo for blog post
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## Twitter:
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##* post draft tweet
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##* Report monthly metrics
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# Translations: after D-day
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## Start the translations: publish before next newsletter :)
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##* [[French translation of the newsletter|French]]: published on JabberFr.org and LinuxFr.org, working on Etherpad, need format ?
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##* German translation of the newsletter: published on jabber.de, review see below
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##* [[Spanish translation of the newsletter|Spanish]]: published jabber.de (looking for spanish publisher, evtl. suchat.org), working on ?, need format ?
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##* [[Polish translation of the newsletter|Polish]]: published ?, working on ?, need format ?
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## LinkedIn (would be nice to get it back)
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## Empty this page, keep structure for next newsletter
  
Timothée Jaussoin has released [https://nl.movim.eu/?post/pubsub.movim.eu/Movim/fd1921c6-219f-477b-a4be-ebb25e4cccc5 Movim 0.15 – Donati], with reactions, publication sharing, and more.
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=== Planning ===
  
JC Brand has released Converse, the web based XMPP/Jabber chat client, in versions [https://github.com/conversejs/converse.js/releases/tag/v5.0.0 5.0.0] and [https://github.com/conversejs/converse.js/releases/tag/v5.0.1 5.0.1], with lots of improvements.
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December
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* 2019-11-25 Mon: copywriting starts
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* 2019-11-29 Fri: end of link submission, PR on GitHub
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* 2019-12-03 Tue: newsletter publication, blog post, promotion tweets
  
Wojciech Kapcia has announced two versions of [https://tigase.net/blog-entry/beagleim-32-and-siskin-im-52-released Beagle IM from macOS and Siskin IM for iOS].
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=== Current newsletter ===
  
==== Libraries ====
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* [[XMPP Newsletter December 2019]]
  
Lance "legastero" Stout has released [https://stanzajs.org StanzaJS] (formely known as Stanza.io), the JS XMPP library with a JSON API, in multiple versions 12.x.
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=== Past newsletters ===
  
https://github.com/strophe/strophejs/releases/tag/v1.3.4
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* Soon... [[XMPP Newsletter November 2019]]
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* Soon... [[XMPP Newsletter December 2019]]
  
=== Other ===
 
  
https://discourse.igniterealtime.org/t/announcing-the-xmpp-strings-testframework/85954
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=== Translations ===
  
=== Services ===
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[[German translations|German translations]]
  
https://www.arcgames.com/en/forums/startrekonline/#/discussion/1250600/xmpp-sunset
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=== Metrics, statistics, analytics===
  
=== GSoC ===
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[[File:https://framapic.org/fg2QAKKv3yfy/JIVbhNNmyTF1.png|XMPP newsletter metrics November 2019]]

Latest revision as of 07:55, 15 November 2019

Here you can submit news items for inclusion in the next XMPP Newsletter (as managed by the CommTeam).


To contributors, editors, reviewers, translators

Live discussion

xmpp:commteam@muc.xmpp.org?join

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.

Make sure you read the Basic communication guide for XMPP techies

Process

  1. Before: duration 1 month
    1. Collect links in this wiki page: duration 3-4 weeks
      • Read and validate the content
      • Include the reporters credits!
    2. Copywrite so each content is readable by humans: duration 2-3 days
      • Add links
      • Add images
      • Add CTAs
      • Carefully craft the subject/title line, and the preview text (first lines that are sometimes previewed on email UAs)
      • Include the copywriters credits!
    3. PR on website git repo for blog post (Markdown, Pelican): duration the week-end before posting
      • Include Pelican header
      • Change == in #
      • Change links format
      • Change images format
      • Need at least 2 or 3 peer reviews
      • Include the reviewers credits!
    4. Twitter:
      • Copywrite and review draft tweet: text, image, hashtags, link
  2. Sending the newsletter: on D-day
    1. Copy-paste Newsletter on Tinyletter, test it (peer review is not yet done), send it
    2. Report analytics from latest newsletter in spreadsheet, send to commTeam MUC
    3. PR merge and deploy on website git repo for blog post
    4. Twitter:
      • post draft tweet
      • Report monthly metrics
  3. Translations: after D-day
    1. Start the translations: publish before next newsletter :)
      • French: published on JabberFr.org and LinuxFr.org, working on Etherpad, need format ?
      • German translation of the newsletter: published on jabber.de, review see below
      • Spanish: published jabber.de (looking for spanish publisher, evtl. suchat.org), working on ?, need format ?
      • Polish: published ?, working on ?, need format ?
    2. LinkedIn (would be nice to get it back)
    3. Empty this page, keep structure for next newsletter

Planning

December

  • 2019-11-25 Mon: copywriting starts
  • 2019-11-29 Fri: end of link submission, PR on GitHub
  • 2019-12-03 Tue: newsletter publication, blog post, promotion tweets

Current newsletter

Past newsletters


Translations

German translations

Metrics, statistics, analytics

XMPP newsletter metrics November 2019