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Re: debian.org Jabber server?


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.


cc to Martin 'cause I don't know if he's subscribed.

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