[Twisted-Python] XMPP server implementations with twisted/words

Alvin Delagon adelagon at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 20:54:48 EST 2010


I used to write XMPP servers and clients using twisted (currently in
production) using what's available in twisted.words.xish. The docs are
scarce but you can start off reading the code and the api doc here:
the domish element.


On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 9:24 AM, Christopher Armstrong <
radix at twistedmatrix.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 6:47 PM, Werner Thie <wthie at thiengineering.ch>
> wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > Although I'mm using twisted/nevow now for more than three years it was
> > only recently that I felt the need to look into the words section of
> > twisted. After googling 'python xmpp server' I found two projects aiming
> > at writing an xmpp server in python, namely pjabberd (non twisted) and
> > pretzel.
> >
> > Checking out their code via SVN shows an empty pretzel project and after
> > some digging I was able to locate some code snippets, but not in an
> > usable state. pjabberd checks out ok, also seems to run and is able and
> > ready to accept handlers. I also found a very old post dating back to
> > 2005 where an effort to write a twisted XMPP server was mentioned.
> >
> > http://twistedmatrix.com/pipermail/twisted-python/2005-July/011009.html
> >
> > Being new in the XMPP world I ask myself and now the group, how would
> > you tackle the problem of a twisted based XMPP server. Is there really
> > only the Java breed of servers like OpenFire, Tigase or Erlang/Lua based
> > stuff like ejabberd/Prosody available or am I simply blind.
> >
> > Thanks for enlightening me, Werner
> As someone who has recently started heavily using Twisted-based XMPP
> technologies, I honestly don't see a big reason to have an XMPP server
> written using Twisted. I don't know what kind of use cases there are
> for it, but I don't think it would solve any problems for me. It seems
> it's possible to do anything interesting by just using regular old
> XMPP clients or External Components (all written using Twisted-based
> XMPP tech such as twisted.words, Wokkel, Idavoll, or what have you).
> The XMPP server is pretty much interchangeable. And I wouldn't want to
> create a project to compete with ejabberd without a very good reason
> :-)
> --
> Christopher Armstrong
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