XSF Communications Team - 2019-09-25

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    Newsletter in the making and you can contribute to it too! Tweet back with your articles and news before the end of this week!

  13. nyco

    we'd better tweet it today

  14. SouL

    Ok perfect nyco !

  15. nyco

    scheduled for this afternoon

  16. nyco

    I'm copywriting now

  17. nyco

    Subject/title for the October newsletter: Prepare for FOSDEM, modern XMPP features, and more news

  18. nyco

    please help me find better

  19. nyco

    FOSDEM 2020 Feb, modernization of XMPP, and more...

  20. nyco

    please review and edit: https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/Basic_communication_guide_for_XMPP_techies

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  22. SouL

    nyco, do you want to mention FOSDEM from now until the event happens?

  23. nyco

    Ralph Meijer, chairman of the Board of Directors of the XSF, has written an introductory piece about "XMPP Message Attaching, Fastening, References" that are specifications in progress. good enough?

  24. nyco

    yes, so we prepare as a community ?

  25. nyco

    JabberFr, the French XMPP/Jabber community, has again translated the XMPP newsletter in French, merci beaucoup. could be improved?

  26. nyco

    > For the poor lonesome techies, we wrote a very minimalistic communication guide, could be worth for some. how is it?

  27. SouL

    Ralph Meijer, chairman of the Board of Directors of the XSF, has written an introductory piece about "XMPP Message Attaching, Fastening, References", specifications currently in progress (I would say, but yours is not bad or anything, just my take)

  28. nyco

    > Multiple Vulnerabilities found in Dino, please update as soon as possible. probably too simple

  29. nyco

    changed, thx SouL

  30. nyco

    > As usual every year, that time has come: we proudly announce the XMPP Summit 24 and the FOSDEM. The 24th XMPP Summit will happen on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st of January, and the FOSDEM will be held on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of February. Prepare for the community gathering.

  31. nyco

    > RĂ©da Housni Alaoui is reviving the formerly dormant Vysper XMPP server, please pronounce "whisper". what do you think of this text?

  32. nyco

    > Xabber Server v.0.9 alpha is released, with quick installation and management panel, and interesting innovations. how about that?

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  35. SouL

    nyco, would you think using something like https://cryptpad.fr/pad/#/2/pad/edit/RWzuCOWMNcOk+aW9c8fcHH3E/ would help to work and review the newsletter?

  36. nyco

    > The Fastpath Service plugin has been released in versions 4.4.4 and 4.4.5., bringing support for managed queued chat requests, such as a support team might use. and this?

  37. nyco

    sure SouL

  38. nyco

    tooling is not in debate

  39. nyco

    collboraiton is

  40. nyco

    who's willing to collaborate?

  41. nyco

    I'll make the switch IF I get help

  42. nyco

    I won't make the switch IF there is no help

  43. nyco

    so we collect on the wiki, copywrite on a pad, move it to GitHub, then the newsletter editor

  44. nyco

    suboptimal I would say

  45. nyco

    rather painful for me

  46. nyco

    adding a link in the chain is intuitively adding a pain point

  47. SouL

    How do you want to do it?

  48. nyco

    I'm doing it on the wiki

  49. nyco

    how will you collaborate?

  50. nyco

    (will you?)

  51. nyco

    over time, the XMPP Journal, the XMPP Roundup, the XMPP newsletter has traditionally been a one man effort that can change for the bext

  52. nyco

    for now the process is super manual, quite heavy and error-prone

  53. nyco

    btw TinyLetter uses some kind of weird WYSIWYG editor

  54. SouL

    I'm a bit sad to hear that, I even wrote some newsletters, the reason I didn't take the lead is because I'm not able to do that. I unfortunately work for a company, which limits my time, I'm new in a country and I have to learn the language and many other things. I don't think I even should tell this, if I ask about how to collabrate is because I'm already doing it, depending on how much I can do it. If you can write more than me, at least I can always have my eyes and help reviewing, if I can write, then I can leave it written and you can review it. But if there is no protocol in place, of course is difficult for other people to help out

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  57. nyco

    the tools we have are here

  58. nyco

    it's not about you

  59. nyco

    it's not about time and capacity

  60. nyco

    but the commTeam is not a team

  61. nyco

    there are doers, and the others

  62. SouL

    I just need to know I can edit the newsletter without having conflicts while you do it, etc

  63. nyco

    > MongooseIM 3.4.1 is out now with and important security upgrade, fixing a vulnerability that increased the chance of a cluster node crash. Read the whole thread on Twitter for more precise info.

  64. nyco

    you can

  65. nyco

    I am editing one section at a time

  66. nyco

    never the whole page

  67. nyco

    so, I wrote the servers

  68. nyco

    now I'm on the clients

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  71. nyco

    please select the section you wanna work on

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  74. nyco

    Dino is in the section, MongooseIM in the servers section both has security updates I guess Dino should go in the clients section right?

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  76. SouL

    I think so yes

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  79. nyco

    > Profanity, the console/terminal app, has been released in version 0.7.0 after five months of work, followed by a [https://github.com/profanity-im/profanity/releases/tag/0.7.1 0.7.1 bug fix release.

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    > In case of internet shut down, whether by disaster or voluntarily, peer networks are useful. Monal uses Airdrop (wifi and bluetooth) along with XMPP and OMEMO end-to-end encryption.

  83. nyco

    ok, I moved the Dino vulnerabilities in the clients section, and moved the Monal/Airdrop in articles

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    > Converse, the web app for team chat, has been released in versions 5.0.2 and 5.0.3 fixing security issues among others. A Converse Docker image has been released by odajay, and Agayon has released a plugin to verify HTTP Requests via XMPP.

  88. nyco

    > The Android chat app Conversations has been released in version 2.5.8.

  89. nyco

    I stop the editing of the clients section

  90. nyco

    I think I has finished the copywriting

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  93. nyco

    new this month: * "new this month" section * license * credits * planning for editors * more friendly title/subject

  94. nyco

    I'm sad there are no illustrations

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  99. nyco

    ok, uploaded two images on third party image hosting services

  100. nyco

    how can we upload images on our wiki? (not configured, I guess?)

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  102. SouL

    I'm going through it now on the lunch break

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  105. SouL

    nyco, if I would like to edit something, should I edit it right away, or paste it here and discuss it?

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  107. nyco

    as you wish

  108. nyco

    what's best

  109. nyco

    277 subscribers to the newsletter

  110. nyco

    aaand, the last tweet is posted: https://twitter.com/xmpp please RT

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  113. nyco

    you may wanna react to this: https://twitter.com/nyconyco/status/1176839901083557888

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  134. ralphm

    There's a lot of unclarity on the communication around Kik yesterday

  135. ralphm

    So one article (by Ted Livingston) says, among other things, that they are shutting down Kik. Another talks about alledged fake text messages from him about the topic, resulting in a retracted post over at coindesk

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    In any case, my view on it is that a) they had a lot of users b) having a single company be able to pull the plug on it is terrible.

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    (and c) a lot of people feel entitled to the continuance of the platform, while probably not paying for it in any way)

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    All in all it doesn't like the best way to communicate things.

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    look like

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    According to statistics published by the Kin Foundation, they had between 10 and 15 million monthly active users

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    nyco: ^

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  157. nyco

    see the thread with Andrew

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  159. SouL

    I've been through the newsletter and edited here and there, nyco. Thank you for the big task. I haven't added a catchy subject yet, not sure right now what to say. One thing though, do you feel we should call it October edition? Even if we send it in October, I would prefer to call it September edition (or send it the last day of the month). It is just more logical to me, what do you think?

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    let me check

  161. nyco

    XMPP Newsletter, 28 February 2018Welcome to the first edition of our newsletter. 2/28/18 at 07:02 am XMPP Newsletter, 30 March 2018Welcome to the second edition of our newsletter. 3/30/18 at 03:42 pm The XMPP Newsletter, 3 May 2018Welcome to the 3rd edition of the XMPP newsletter. 5/3/18 at 08:36 pm The XMPP Newsletter, 1 June 2018Welcome to another edition of the XMPP newsletter. 6/1/18 at 12:14 pm The XMPP Newsletter, 29 June 2018If you have an article, tutorial or blog post you'd like us to include in the newsletter, please submit it on the XMPP wiki <https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/News_and_Articles_for_the_next_XMPP_Newsletter>. 6/29/18 at 04:18 pm The XMPP Newsletter, 03 August 2018Welcome to the latest edition of the XMPP newsletter! 8/3/18 at 03:00 pm The XMPP Newsletter, 31 August 2018If you have an article, tutorial or blog post you'd like us to include in the newsletter, please submit it on the XMPP wiki <https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/News_and_Articles_for_the_next_XMPP_Newsletter>. 8/31/18 at 03:58 pm The XMPP Newsletter, 1 October 2018Welcome to another installment of the XMPP newsletter. 9/30/18 at 09:48 pm The XMPP Newsletter, 02 November 2018If you have an article, tutorial or blog post you'd like us to include in the newsletter, please submit it on the XMPP wiki <https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/News_and_Articles_for_the_next_XMPP_Newsletter>. 11/2/18 at 11:01 pm The XMPP Newsletter, 30 November 2018If you have an article, tutorial or blog post you'd like us to include in the newsletter, please submit it on the XMPP wiki <https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/News_and_Articles_for_the_next_XMPP_Newsletter>. 11/30/18 at 06:28 pm The XMPP Newsletter, 4 January 2019Happy 2019 and welcome to the XMPP newsletter. Jan 4, 2019 at 12:59 pm The XMPP Newsletter, 1 February 2019If you have an article, tutorial or blog post you'd like us to include in the newsletter, please submit it on the XMPP wiki <https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/News_and_Articles_for_the_next_XMPP_Newsletter>. Feb 1, 2019 at 01:46 pm The XMPP NewsletterIf you have an article, tutorial or blog post you'd like us to include in the newsletter, please submit it on the XMPP wiki <https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/News_and_Articles_for_the_next_XMPP_Newsletter>. Mar 1, 2019 at 08:12 am The XMPP Newsletter, 3 April 2019If you have an article, tutorial or blog post you'd like us to include in the newsletter, please submit it on the XMPP wiki <https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/News_and_Articles_for_the_next_XMPP_Newsletter>. Apr 3, 2019 at 11:46 am The XMPP Newsletter, 3 May 2019If you have an article, tutorial or blog post you'd like us to include in the newsletter, please submit it on the XMPP wiki <https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/News_and_Articles_for_the_next_XMPP_Newsletter>. May 3, 2019 at 11:54 pm The XMPP Newsletter, 28 June 2019Welcome to a bumper edition of the the XMPP newsletter, containing news from the last two months. Jun 29, 2019 at 10:13 am The XMPP Newsletter, 03 September 2019Welcome to the September edition of the XMPP Newsletter! Sep 3, 2019 at 11:14 am

  162. SouL

    It is just because we are talking about what has happened in September. If I say "September edition" my brain connects it to events in September

  163. nyco

    ok then, it would be better to send it before the end of the month

  164. nyco

    let's keep the date to the 1st of October this time, and call it September indeed

  165. SouL

    Yes yes, is not a problem to publish it the 1st of the next month

  166. nyco

    I'd prefer to finish the month, and send it on the first Tuesday or Wednesday of following month

  167. SouL

    For some reason in particular? Is what magazines do?

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  169. nyco

    middle of week is the peak of attention and productivity

  170. SouL

    Ah, well, yeah that's right

  171. nyco

    Wed is max, then come Tue and Thu

  172. nyco

    that's why I prefer Tue or Wed

  173. nyco

    it leaves time for reader to open and read it

  174. SouL

    Tuesday is a good day

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  176. SouL

    The day when is published is not a problem for the name, so I'm very much +1 for Tuesdays!

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  179. nyco

    TODO https://discourse.igniterealtime.org/t/search-plugin-1-7-3-released/86207 added

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  181. Guus

    Damn you're fast.

  182. Guus

    Openfire also got a release today

  183. Guus

    As did the monitoring plugin

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