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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
 
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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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=== Process ===
  
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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# Link collection: duration 1 month
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#* Read and validate the content
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#* Include the reporters credits!
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#* Check that it's not duplicate, and in the correct section
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# Copywrite so each content is readable by humans: duration 1 week
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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: date, time, file name
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#* Translate Mediawiki syntax to Github's Markdown: https://sinnwerkstatt.github.io/MediaWiki-to-Markdown-Javascript-Converter/
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#* Need at least 2 or 3 peer reviews
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#* Include the reviewers credits!
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# Sending the newsletter: on D-day
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## Copy-paste Newsletter on Tinyletter
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## Test it (peer review is not yet done)
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## Send it
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# Blog post: PR merge and deploy on website git repo on D-day
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# Social media posts
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#* text
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#* image
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#* hashtags
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#* link
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# Metrics/analytics in CommTeam MUC
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#* Twitter monthly metrics
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#* Newsletter analytics
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# Propose schedule for next issue
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# Translations: after D-day
  
[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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=== Planning ===
  
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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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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* 2020-02-24 Mon: copywriting starts
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* 2020-02-28 Thu: end of link submission, PR on GitHub (during XMPP Summit)
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* 2020-03-03 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 ====
 
  
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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* [[XMPP Newsletter template]]
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* [[XMPP Newsletter June 2020]] (next)
  
https://github.com/strophe/strophejs/releases/tag/v1.3.4
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=== Past newsletters ===
  
=== Other ===
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* [[XMPP Newsletter November 2019]]
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* [[XMPP Newsletter December 2019]]
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* [[XMPP Newsletter January 2020]]
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* [[XMPP Newsletter February 2020]]
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* [[XMPP Newsletter March 2020]]
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* [[XMPP Newsletter April 2020]]
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* [[XMPP Newsletter May 2020]]
  
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]]
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* [[French translations|French translations]]
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* [[Spanish translations|Spanish translations]]
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* [[Polish translations|Polish translations]]
  
https://www.arcgames.com/en/forums/startrekonline/#/discussion/1250600/xmpp-sunset
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=== Metrics, statistics, analytics===
  
=== GSoC ===
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* Newsletter:
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** [https://framapic.org/sVngR3A08PpP/8fuywT3kzC5O.png Absolute subs growth]
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** [https://framapic.org/vzduKYC5Itaa/om4Vu44zp9F0.png Relative subs growth]
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** [https://framapic.org/VHietwQqOHTk/QVWMfe66o21K.png Open and click rates]
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* [https://framapic.org/C5DFC82ifPhq/RS9ZPXgW7FDp.png Twitter metrics]

Latest revision as of 16:38, 11 May 2020

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. Link collection: duration 1 month
    • Read and validate the content
    • Include the reporters credits!
    • Check that it's not duplicate, and in the correct section
  2. Copywrite so each content is readable by humans: duration 1 week
    • 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
  4. Sending the newsletter: on D-day
    1. Copy-paste Newsletter on Tinyletter
    2. Test it (peer review is not yet done)
    3. Send it
  5. Blog post: PR merge and deploy on website git repo on D-day
  6. Social media posts
    • text
    • image
    • hashtags
    • link
  7. Metrics/analytics in CommTeam MUC
    • Twitter monthly metrics
    • Newsletter analytics
  8. Propose schedule for next issue
  9. Translations: after D-day

Planning

March:

  • 2020-02-24 Mon: copywriting starts
  • 2020-02-28 Thu: end of link submission, PR on GitHub (during XMPP Summit)
  • 2020-03-03 Tue: newsletter publication, blog post, promotion tweets

Current newsletter

Past newsletters

Translations

Metrics, statistics, analytics