Hi, to start with, I am not totally opposed to jabber. On Sun, Oct 13, 2002 at 07:53:45PM +0200, Adam Byrtek wrote: [...] > Maybe we should consider installing Jabber server on one of > debian.org machines? It could improve our contact with users and > other developers in many ways: co-maintenance, helping with bugs, > translation coordination, user to developer contact, ... All this already happens with less overhead (introduced by XML) on IRC channels. In order for jabber to provide the same functionality, http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0045.html (Multi-User Chat) has to mature first, it's in flux and at revision 0.8 since 10/10 only. > faster bug reporting and solving, and many more... With a specialized (yet to be written) client and a (to be written) BTS interface on the server side, bug management might be improved. OTOH we want users submitting a bug report to think twice, look if what they consider a bug has already been reported and give all relevant information. All this is not well suited to IM. [... jabber advertising from below URL removed ...] > More info can be found at http://www.jabber.org/ > What do you think about this idea? Jabber has a great potential, e.g. I'm investigating it for remote administration where message pushing can be vital. GPG-encrypted p2p communiction is a great plus although it requires a quite bit of processor power. For conferencing I clearly prefer IRC for now. Thanks Siggy cc to Martin 'cause I don't know if he's subscribed.
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