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Re: [DotGNU]jabber conference
Re: [DotGNU]jabber conference
Wed, 05 Jun 2002 16:43:12 -0400
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Gopal V wrote:
If memory serves me right, Brandon Bremen wrote:
I created a dotgnu room on conference.jabber.org if anyone wants to use
it. Im trying to set up an irc <--> jabber thingymabob on my server but
it isn't quite so easy. Atleast the config file is in good ol' XML!
I think going the Jabber way might have it's difficulties .. for example
how in the world will you replicate a dotgnu-sage in Jabber ?.
I don't know what DotGNU-Sage is, but I'm assuming it is a chat bot
program. Jabber has a very featured one already, called ChatBot. You can
see how it works in the address@hidden room at any time.
It does join messages (when a certain someone enters the room a
customized message can be "spoken" by chatbot, my new one is "Johnny
Jabberseed" thanks to StPeter :-)
Also it stored URLs and descriptions of people and terms for query. Try
this by doinjg "?? JOSL" in the chatroom. It will respond with what the
JOSL is (the Mozilla-like license that the open source server is under)
and hopefully a URL to read it. You can do this on people ("?? theo"),
or anything else that is defined with ChatBot.
ChatBot uses plug-ins to expand functionality. There are other plugins
for rolling dice, stock quotes (if memory serves), and other things.
And the best thing ChatBot does is logging of the chatroom.
Jabber still has problems with firewalls, although there is a solution.
I don't know if the Jabber.org server has http enabled, but if it does
then people behind firewalls can use a http-enabled client (I think
Gabber, Jarl, WinJab, Exodus and maybe a couple of other mature ones do)
and connect to the jabber server on port 80 wrapping the jabber messages
as http packets.
If the Jabber.org server does not, then perhaps dotgnu.org could set up
its own jabber server? maybe even a public one to encourage dotgnuers to
use jabber more often? the JabberD server is amazingly resource
lightweight, and very easy to install. If you are worried about the
load, I can tell you you probably only need to start worrying when you
get lots of users. I'd say go ahead and set one up, and if it gets too
much, just shut it down or outsource the jabber operations.
If you want, I'd be happy to take an hour or two of my time to set it up
for you. just give me a regular user ftp and ssh account, and i'll have
it up and running in 2 hours max, complete with SSL and conference
support. Never set up HTTP support, but shouldn't be that hard after
figuring out SSL.
IMHO IRC is an almost ideal solution which has been used for the past
year ..... But I'm personally open to all suggestions . The guys who
are left out from IRC are people who are heavily firewalled and proxied.
Is there way to do it in Jabber ? ....
I would like to stress that Jabber is an integral component of DotGNU
communication package ... So we *should* use Jabber for stuff ..
So let's try this as an experiment .... Next week's meeting will be held
on Jabber to try out Jabber's strengths and weaknesses. What's the opinion
about that ?... After all we have got the time (and some have the bandwidth).
Also I'm waiting for Adam Theo's comments on this ....
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