[Twisted-Python] Twisted XMPP Roadmap

Duncan McGreggor duncan.mcgreggor at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 12:08:48 EDT 2008

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 5:58 AM, Phil Mayers <p.mayers at imperial.ac.uk> wrote:
> Ralph Meijer wrote:
>> On 2008-09-04 09:55, Phil Mayers wrote:
>>> Agreed. When I did some work recently to implement the client side of
>>> pubsub, I found that mailing list moribund and gave up on the idea of asking
>>> for help there.
>> Hey Phil,
>> that sounds nice. Have you looked at all at the stuff that currently
>> resides in Wokkel (and, as part of this grand effort will eventually end up
>> in Twisted Words)? The pubsub protocol there is the stuff I've been working
>> on most. I mostly focused on the component side (for implementing Idavoll),
>> but there is good client support in there as well. You can also drop me a
>> line via Jabber.
> I did look at wokkel. I must be honest, first time round I found it a bit
> difficult to decipher, though that might be because it took a while to
> realise that lots of the pieces were in fact server-side ;o)
> Once I'd gone to the effort of re-inventing the wheel however, a 2nd look
> back at wokkel made a lot more sense, and I'll certainly use it instead of
> the code I wrote.
> The actual project was for ESB-like use, though that's now been put on hold
> (frankly I think XMPP pubsub might be a little new for that, and will
> probably look at ActiveMQ. It didn't help that ejabberd's collections are
> "funny").
> What I *did* end up doing was start on a basic Nevow/Athena XMPP client with
> basic roster/message functions and also pubsub support. That might make a
> nice example app.
> The notion of an all-twisted XMPP server is intriguing, especially if some
> integration with http://pypi.python.org/pypi/txLoadBalancer were to appear!

Phil, you're reading my mind :-) That's just the sort of thing I have
planned for txLB's future.


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