XSF Discussion - 2018-12-01

  1. moparisthebest

    > Google Hangouts for consumers will be shutting down sometime in 2020

  2. moparisthebest

    No one saw that coming hehe

  3. ralphm

    moparisthebest: https://twitter.com/ralphm/status/1068616830749761536

  4. edhelas


  5. ralphm

    moparisthebest: interestingly, a bunch of people are longing for the days of Talk: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18572510

  6. ralphm

    edhelas: harsh

  7. edhelas

    ralphm yeah... people prefer custom chat system built on JSON/HTTP with half of the features provided by XMPP ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  8. ralphm

    I always say: building a chat system is easy, building a good one is hard. XMPP just makes it easier to skip a few steps in architecture, protocol design, and implementation. We apparently don't succeed in making that point clear enough.

  9. pep.

    They could have chosen a name that was not already in the IM sphere as well.. But they don't seem to care, no mention of it anywhere

  10. pep.

    What gets into planet.jabber.org? Only xmpp related stuff apparently?

  11. goffi

    pep.: As far as I know, it was originally designed to have anything about XMPP people, to know who they are. We can see from time to time non XMPP related subjects.

  12. pep.

    Yeah that's also what I understand planets are generally. But I only see xmpp related stuff, and mostly client and server releases, to say how active it is :p