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

The Debian XMPP Team has launched a blog!

Daniel Gultsch, of Conversations fame, has written a post on A pathway to a well regulated instant messaging market.

Kiran Jasvanee has written a piece on the discovery of the protocol: What is XMPP — iOS Perspective?

Mickaël Rémond from ProcessOne, has written a huge story on ejabberd & Nintendo Switch NPNS, on how they iteratively optimised the system.

Not related to XMPP, but to messaging in general, so maybe of interest, Tommy Crush of Instagram wrote a post on Making Direct Messages Reliable and Fast.

Peter Saint-Andre wrote a short post on XMPP Grid.

Videos

Tutorials

Events

Guus has written a summary of the XMPP Sprint in The Hague, in Netherlands, in June 2019.

Another XMPP Sprint is coming in Lyon, France, on 13-14th of July. Stay tuned for one near you.

Extensions and specifications

Software releases

Servers

ProcessOne has released ejabberd 19.05, improving MIX and MucSub.

Conversation's server compliance tester has been redesigned and is now easier to navigate.

Ignite Realtime has released Openfire 4.4.0 beta.

Erlang Solutions has released MongooseIM 3..0 with a strong focus on GDRP compliance.

Clients

Kaidan, a modern, full-featured alternative to proprietary messaging solutions featuring decentralization and privacy, has announced they join KDE.

Conversations 2.5.0, 2.5.1, 2.5.2 added public channel search via search.jabbercat.org and reworked onboarding screens.

Monal 3.8 for iOS makes XMPP easier for non technical users, as the new registration screen is easier and faster. And a new macOS release followed.

BeagleIM (for macOS) and SiskinIM (for iOS), brought to you by Tigase, now both support OMEMO end-to-end encryption protocol, contributing to the improvement to privacy on internet.

Movim has announced it is the the first XMPP app that has added emoji reaction to messages, in one to one conversations and chatrooms. It is making use of XEP-0367: Message Attaching. So support Movim now Patreon.

Librem 5 has made again a lot of progress, including Lurch OMEMO plugin for end-to-end encryption in the Chatty XMPP and SMS messaging for better privacy, and the UX features a new padlock and fingerprint display.

Goffi is following up nicely with the progress of Salut à Toi, for weeks 24 and 25, very rich read!

Libraries

strophejs, the JavaScript XMPP library (published under the MIT license) was released in version 1.3.3.

Other

Tigase is Gold sponsor of the XSF!

Services

GSoC

The XSF has announced its participation in the Google Summer of Code 2019. The selected projects are: