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      The XMPP Newsletter May 2024

      pubsub.movim.eu / XMPP · Thursday, 6 June - 00:00 · 4 minutes · 5 visibility

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    Welcome to the XMPP Newsletter, great to have you here again! This issue covers the month of May 2024.

    XMPP and Google Summer of Code 2024

    The XSF has been accepted as a hosting organisation at GSoC in 2024 again! These XMPP projects have received a slot and will kick-off with coding now:

    XSF and Google Summer of Code 2024

    XSF and Google Summer of Code 2024

    XSF Fiscal Hosting Projects

    The XSF offers fiscal hosting for XMPP projects. Please apply via Open Collective . For more information, see the announcement blog post . Current projects you can support:

    XMPP Events

    XMPP Videos

    Debian and XMPP in Wind and Solar Measurement talk at MiniDebConf Berlin 2024.

    XMPP Articles

    XMPP Software News

    XMPP Clients and Applications

    XMPP Servers

    XMPP Web as Openfire plugin

    XMPP Web as Openfire plugin

    XMPP Libraries & Tools

    Slixfeed News Bot

    Slixfeed News Bot

    Extensions and specifications

    The XMPP Standards Foundation develops extensions to XMPP in its XEP series in addition to XMPP RFCs .

    Developers and other standards experts from around the world collaborate on these extensions, developing new specifications for emerging practices, and refining existing ways of doing things. Proposed by anybody, the particularly successful ones end up as Final or Active - depending on their type - while others are carefully archived as Deferred. This life cycle is described in XEP-0001 , which contains the formal and canonical definitions for the types, states, and processes. Read more about the standards process . Communication around Standards and Extensions happens in the Standards Mailing List ( online archive ).

    Proposed

    The XEP development process starts by writing up an idea and submitting it to the XMPP Editor. Within two weeks, the Council decides whether to accept this proposal as an Experimental XEP.

    • No XEP was proposed this month.

    New

    • No new XEPs this month.

    Deferred

    If an experimental XEP is not updated for more than twelve months, it will be moved off Experimental to Deferred. If there is another update, it will put the XEP back onto Experimental.

    • No XEPs deferred this month.

    Updated

    • Version 2.5.0 of XEP-0030 (Service Discovery)
      • Add note about some entities not advertising the feature. (pep)
    • Version 1.34.6 of XEP-0045 (Multi-User Chat)
      • Remove contradicting keyword on sending subject in §7.2.2. (pep)

    Last Call

    Last calls are issued once everyone seems satisfied with the current XEP status. After the Council decides whether the XEP seems ready, the XMPP Editor issues a Last Call for comments. The feedback gathered during the Last Call can help improve the XEP before returning it to the Council for advancement to Stable.

    • XEP-0421: Anonymous unique occupant identifiers for MUCs
    • XEP-0440: SASL Channel-Binding Type Capability

    Stable

    • Version 1.0.0 of XEP-0398 (User Avatar to vCard-Based Avatars Conversion)
      • Accept as Stable as per Council Vote from 2024-04-30. (XEP Editor (dg))

    Deprecated

    • No XEP deprecated this month.

    Rejected

    • No XEP rejected this month.

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    Newsletter Contributors & Translations

    This is a community effort, and we would like to thank translators for their contributions. Volunteers an more languages are welcome! Translations of the XMPP Newsletter will be released here (with some delay):

    • English (original): xmpp.org
      • General contributors: Adrien Bourmault (neox), Alexander “PapaTutuWawa”, Arne, cal0pteryx, emus, Federico, Gonzalo Raúl Nemmi, Jonas Stein, Kris “poVoq”, Licaon_Kter, Ludovic Bocquet, Mario Sabatino, melvo, MSavoritias (fae,ve), nicola, Simone Canaletti, singpolyma, XSF iTeam
    • French: jabberfr.org and linuxfr.org
      • Translators: Adrien Bourmault (neox), alkino, anubis, Arkem, Benoît Sibaud, mathieui, nyco, Pierre Jarillon, Ppjet6, Ysabeau
    • Italian: notes.nicfab.eu
      • Translators: nicola
    • Spanish: [xmpp.org/categories/newsletter/]
      • Translators: Gonzalo Raúl Nemmi

    Help us to build the newsletter

    This XMPP Newsletter is produced collaboratively by the XMPP community. Each month’s newsletter issue is drafted in this simple pad . At the end of each month, the pad’s content is merged into the XSF Github repository . We are always happy to welcome contributors. Do not hesitate to join the discussion in our Comm-Team group chat (MUC) and thereby help us sustain this as a community effort. You have a project and want to spread the news? Please consider sharing your news or events here, and promote it to a large audience.

    Tasks we do on a regular basis:

    • gathering news in the XMPP universe
    • short summaries of news and events
    • summary of the monthly communication on extensions (XEPs)
    • review of the newsletter draft
    • preparation of media images
    • translations
    • communication via media accounts

    License

    This newsletter is published under CC BY-SA license .

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      Scaling up with MongooseIM 6.2.1

      pubsub.movim.eu / XMPP · Tuesday, 28 May - 00:00 · 3 minutes

    MongooseIM is a scalable, extensible and efficient real-time messaging server that allows organisations to build cost-effective communication solutions. Built on the XMPP server, MongooseIM is specifically designed for businesses facing the challenge of large deployments, where real-time communication and user experience are critical. The main feature of the recently released MongooseIM 6.2.1 is the improved CETS in-memory storage backend , which simplifies and enhances its scalability.

    It is difficult to predict how much traffic your XMPP server will need to handle. This is why MongooseIM offers several means of scalability. Firstly, even one machine can handle millions of connected users, provided that it is powerful enough. However, one machine is not recommended for fault tolerance reasons, because every time it needs to be shut down for maintenance, upgrade or because of any issues, your service would experience downtime. As a result, it is recommended to have a cluster of connected MongooseIM nodes, which communicate efficiently over the Erlang Distribution protocol . Having at least three nodes in the cluster allows you to perform a rolling upgrade , where each node is stopped, upgraded, and then restarted before moving to the next node, maintaining fault tolerance. During such an upgrade, you can increase hardware capabilities of each node, scaling the system vertically. Horizontal scaling is even easier, because you only need to add new nodes to the already deployed cluster.

    Mnesia

    Mnesia is a built-in Erlang Database that allows sharing both persistent and in-memory data between clustered nodes. It is a great option at the start of your journey, because it resides on the local disk of each cluster node and does not need to be started as a separate component. However, when you are heading towards a real application, a few issues with Mnesia become apparent:

    1. Consistency issues, which tend to show up quite frequently when scaling or upgrading the cluster. Resolving them requires Erlang knowledge, which should not be the case for a general-purpose XMPP server.
    2. A persistent volume for schema and data is required on each node. Such volumes can be difficult and costly to maintain, seriously impacting the possibilities for automatic scaling.
    3. Unlike relational databases, Mnesia is not designed for storing huge amounts of data, which can lead to performance issues.

    First and foremost, it is highly recommended not to store any persistent data in Mnesia, and MongooseIM can be configured to store such data in a relational database instead. However, up to version 6.1.0, MongooseIM would still need Mnesia to store in-memory data shared between the cluster nodes. For example, a shared table of user sessions is necessary for message routing between users connected to different cluster nodes. The problem is that even without persistent tables, Mnesia still needs to keep its schema on disk, and the first two issues listed above would not be eliminated.

    Introducing CETS

    Introduced in version 6.2.0 and further refined in version 6.2.1, CETS (Cluster ETS) is a lightweight replication layer for in-memory ETS tables that requires no persistent data. Instead, it relies on a discovery mechanism to connect and synchronise with other cluster nodes. When starting up, each node registers itself in a relational database, which you should use anyway to keep all your persistent data.

    Getting rid of Mnesia removes a lot of important obstacles. For example, if you are using Kubernetes , MongooseIM no longer requires any persistent volume claims (PVC’s), which could be costly, can get out of sync, and require additional management. Furthermore, with CETS you can easily set up horizontal autoscaling for your installation.

    See it in action

    If you want quickly set up a working autoscaled MIM cluster using Helm, see the detailed blog post . For more information, consult the documentation , GitHub or the product page . You can try MongooseIM online as well.

    Read about Erlang Solution as sponsor of the XSF .

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      The XMPP Newsletter April 2024

      pubsub.movim.eu / XMPP · Sunday, 5 May - 00:00 · 5 minutes · 3 visibility

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    Welcome to the XMPP Newsletter, great to have you here again! This issue covers the month of April 2024.

    XSF Announcements

    If you are interested to join the XMPP Standards Foundation as a member, please apply until 19th May 2024! .

    XMPP and Google Summer of Code 2024

    The XSF has been accepted as a hosting organisation at GSoC in 2024 again! These XMPP projects have received a slot and are in the community bonding phase now:

    XSF and Google Summer of Code 2024

    XSF and Google Summer of Code 2024

    XSF Fiscal Hosting Projects

    The XSF offers fiscal hosting for XMPP projects. Please apply via Open Collective . For more information, see the announcement blog post . Current projects you can support:

    XMPP Events

    • XMPP Sprint in Berlin : On Friday, 12th to Sunday, 14th of July 2024.
    • XMPP Italian happy hour [IT]: monthly Italian XMPP web meeting, every third Monday of the month at 7:00 PM local time (online event, with web meeting mode and live streaming).

    Articles

    Software News

    Clients and Applications

    Servers

    Libraries & Tools

    Extensions and specifications

    The XMPP Standards Foundation develops extensions to XMPP in its XEP series in addition to XMPP RFCs .

    Developers and other standards experts from around the world collaborate on these extensions, developing new specifications for emerging practices, and refining existing ways of doing things. Proposed by anybody, the particularly successful ones end up as Final or Active - depending on their type - while others are carefully archived as Deferred. This life cycle is described in XEP-0001 , which contains the formal and canonical definitions for the types, states, and processes. Read more about the standards process . Communication around Standards and Extensions happens in the Standards Mailing List ( online archive ).

    Proposed

    The XEP development process starts by writing up an idea and submitting it to the XMPP Editor. Within two weeks, the Council decides whether to accept this proposal as an Experimental XEP.

    • No XEP was proposed this month.

    New

    • No new XEPs this month.

    Deferred

    If an experimental XEP is not updated for more than twelve months, it will be moved off Experimental to Deferred. If there is another update, it will put the XEP back onto Experimental.

    • No XEPs deferred this month.

    Updated

    • Version 0.7.0 of XEP-0333 (Displayed Markers)
      • Change title to “Displayed Markers”
      • Bring back Service Discovery feature (dg)
    • Version 0.4.1 of XEP-0440 (SASL Channel-Binding Type Capability)
      • Recommend the usage of tls-exporter over tls-server-end-point (fs)
    • Version 0.2.1 of XEP-0444 (Message Reactions)
      • fix grammar and spelling (wb)
    • Version 1.0.1 of XEP-0388 (Extensible SASL Profile)
      • Fixed typos (md)

    Last Call

    Last calls are issued once everyone seems satisfied with the current XEP status. After the Council decides whether the XEP seems ready, the XMPP Editor issues a Last Call for comments. The feedback gathered during the Last Call can help improve the XEP before returning it to the Council for advancement to Stable.

    • XEP-0398: User Avatar to vCard-Based Avatars Conversion

    Stable

    • Version 1.0.0 of XEP-0386 (Bind 2)
      • Accept as Stable as per Council Vote from 2024-04-02. (XEP Editor (dg))
    • Version 1.0.0 of XEP-0388 (Extensible SASL Profile)
      • Accept as Stable as per Council Vote from 2024-04-02. (XEP Editor (dg))
    • Version 1.0.0 of XEP-0333 (Displayed Markers)
      • Accept as Stable as per Council Vote from 2024-04-17. (XEP Editor (dg))
    • Version 1.0.0 of XEP-0334 (Message Processing Hints)
      • Accept as Stable as per Council Vote from 2024-04-17 (XEP Editor (dg))

    Deprecated

    • No XEP deprecated this month.

    Rejected

    • XEP-0360: Nonzas (are not Stanzas)

    Spread the news

    Please share the news on other networks:

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    Newsletter Contributors & Translations

    This is a community effort, and we would like to thank translators for their contributions. Volunteers an more languages are welcome! Translations of the XMPP Newsletter will be released here (with some delay):

    • English (original): xmpp.org
      • General contributors: Adrien Bourmault (neox), Alexander “PapaTutuWawa”, Arne, cal0pteryx, emus, Federico, Gonzalo Raúl Nemmi, Jonas Stein, Kris “poVoq”, Licaon_Kter, Ludovic Bocquet, Mario Sabatino, melvo, MSavoritias (fae,ve), nicola, Simone Canaletti, XSF iTeam
    • French: jabberfr.org and linuxfr.org
      • Translators: Adrien Bourmault (neox), alkino, anubis, Arkem, Benoît Sibaud, mathieui, nyco, Pierre Jarillon, Ppjet6, Ysabeau
    • Italian: notes.nicfab.eu
      • Translators: nicola

    Help us to build the newsletter

    This XMPP Newsletter is produced collaboratively by the XMPP community. Each month’s newsletter issue is drafted in this simple pad . At the end of each month, the pad’s content is merged into the XSF Github repository . We are always happy to welcome contributors. Do not hesitate to join the discussion in our Comm-Team group chat (MUC) and thereby help us sustain this as a community effort. You have a project and want to spread the news? Please consider sharing your news or events here, and promote it to a large audience.

    Tasks we do on a regular basis:

    • gathering news in the XMPP universe
    • short summaries of news and events
    • summary of the monthly communication on extensions (XEPs)
    • review of the newsletter draft
    • preparation of media images
    • translations
    • communication via media accounts

    License

    This newsletter is published under CC BY-SA license .

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      The XMPP Newsletter March 2024

      pubsub.movim.eu / XMPP · Sunday, 7 April - 00:00 · 8 minutes · 8 visibility

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    The 50th release of the XMPP Newsletter!

    This is the 50th release of the XMPP Newsletter since it started in February 2019. We think it is worth to celebrate this achievement and say thanks to all the contributors as well as all our readers! Back at the Summit in Brussels, JC Brand, Nicolas Vérité (Nyco) and Severino Ferrer (S0ul) proposed and initiated the XMPP Newsletter. Since then almost every month there has been a release full of news from the XMPP universe. Hence, we are looking forward to the next releases and invite you to participate in this community effort! We would love to see more contributors as well as more translations of the XMPP Newsletter. Read more about how to help below.

    That being said, welcome to the 50th edition of the XMPP Newsletter, great to have you here again! This issue covers the month of March 2024.

    XSF Announcements

    Welcome to our reapplicants and new members in Q1 2024! If you are interested to join the XMPP Standards Foundation as member, please apply now .

    XMPP and Google Summer of Code 2024

    The XSF has been accepted as a hosting organisation at GSoC in 2024 again! Currently XMPP project mentors are reviewing the proposals. GSoC project ideas from XMPP-related projects are:

    XSF and Google Summer of Code 2024

    XSF and Google Summer of Code 2024

    XSF Fiscal Hosting Projects

    The XSF offers fiscal hosting for XMPP projects. Please apply via Open Collective . For more information, see the announcement blog post . Current projects you can support:

    XMPP Events

    • XMPP Italian happy hour [IT]: monthly Italian XMPP web meeting, every third Monday of the month at 7:00 PM local time (online event, with web meeting mode and live streaming).

    Talks

    Articles

    Axel Reimer published an XMPP app decision table. It compares typical instant messaging features of popular XMPP apps and might be a guideline for new users who want to try an XMPP app. The table is available in English and German .

    You can now ask all your questions about XMPP Providers in the new support chat . That chat is hosted on an own XMPP server which is set up with the new XMPP Providers Server project. It is a simple, Ansible-based all-in-one server setup that can be used for your own XMPP server as well.

    Snikket Hosting is now publicly available! The launch is about providing new ways to get started with Snikket, not replacing the options that are already available. If you are already self-hosting Snikket, or planning to, nothing is changing for you. Though please do donate to support the project, even a little helps!

    European Union news:

    Software News

    Clients and Applications

    Servers

    Libraries & Tools

    • A new release of go-xmpp 0.1.4 .
    • A new release of go-sendxmpp 0.9.0 .
    • overpush : A self-hosted, drop-in replacement for Pushover, that uses XMPP as delivery method. It offers the same API for submitting messages, so that existing setups (e.g. Grafana) can continue working and only require changing the API URL. Release article .

    Extensions and specifications

    The XMPP Standards Foundation develops extensions to XMPP in its XEP series in addition to XMPP RFCs .

    Developers and other standards experts from around the world collaborate on these extensions, developing new specifications for emerging practices, and refining existing ways of doing things. Proposed by anybody, the particularly successful ones end up as Final or Active - depending on their type - while others are carefully archived as Deferred. This life cycle is described in XEP-0001 , which contains the formal and canonical definitions for the types, states, and processes. Read more about the standards process . Communication around Standards and Extensions happens in the Standards Mailing List ( online archive ).

    Proposed

    The XEP development process starts by writing up an idea and submitting it to the XMPP Editor. Within two weeks, the Council decides whether to accept this proposal as an Experimental XEP.

    New

    • Version 0.1.0 of XEP-0485 (PubSub Server Information)
      • Promoted to Experimental. (dg)
    • Version 0.1.0 of XEP-0486 (MUC Avatars)
      • Promoted to Experimental (XEP Editor: dg)
    • Version 0.1.0 of XEP-0487 (Host Meta 2 - One Method To Rule Them All)
      • Promoted to Experimental (XEP Editor: dg)
    • Version 0.1.0 of XEP-0488 (MUC Token Invite)
      • Promoted to Experimental (XEP Editor: dg)
    • Version 0.1.0 of XEP-0489 (Reporting Account Affiliations)
      • Promoted to Experimental (XEP Editor: dg)
    • Version 0.1.0 of XEP-0490 (Message Displayed Synchronization)
      • Promoted to Experimental (XEP Editor: dg)

    Deferred

    If an experimental XEP is not updated for more than twelve months, it will be moved off Experimental to Deferred. If there is another update, it will put the XEP back onto Experimental.

    • No XEPs deferred this month.

    Updated

    • Version 1.25.0 of XEP-0001 (XMPP Extension Protocols)
      • Add note that editorial changes do not affect Deferred state (XEP Editor: dg)
    • Version 1.26.0 of XEP-0060 (Publish-Subscribe)
      • Add examples for publishing item without ID (melvo)
    • Version 1.1.1 of XEP-0313 (Message Archive Management)
      • Add XEP-0136 to superseded specifications (gdk)
    • Version 0.5.0 and 0.6.0 of XEP-0333 (Displayed Markers (was: Chat Markers))
      • Remove <received/> to not replicate functionality.
      • Remove <acknowledged/> because it was not implemented in the last 10 years and apparently is not needed.
      • Remove Disco feature. Opting in via <markable/> is enough (dg)
      • Add Business Rule about opportunistic Displayed Markers in 1:1 chats (dg)
    • Version 0.5.0 of XEP-0334 (Message Processing Hints)
      • Incorporate last call feedback from 2017.
      • Differences between this specification and XEP-0079 have been clarified.
      • A note about handling of hints found in error stanzas has been added. (mw)
    • Version 0.4.1 of XEP-0388 (Extensible SASL Profile)
      • Add missing elements to XML Schema
      • Add missing XMPP Registrar Considerations (dg)
    • Version 0.3.0 of XEP-0398 (User Avatar to vCard-Based Avatars Conversion)
      • Add text to explain that both and are valid implementations.
      • Add Security Considerations for both variants (dg)
    • Version 0.4.1 of XEP-0424 (Message Retraction)
      • Fix schema.
      • Add missing for attribute in fallback element (Example 4). (nc)
    • Version of XEP-0425 (Moderated Message Retraction)
      • Remove the dependency on XEP-0422 Message Fastening
      • Rename to ‘Moderated Message Retraction’ and focus only on the retraction use-case
      • Ensure compatibility with clients that only implement XEP-0424
      • Clarify the purpose of the <reason/> element
    • Version 0.3.0 and 0.3.1 of XEP-0447 (Stateless file sharing)
      • Describe how to use for multiple files, with body text, without any source in original message and compatibility with various current deployed protocols. (lmw)
      • Fix example for multiple files. (lmw)

    Last Call

    Last calls are issued once everyone seems satisfied with the current XEP status. After the Council decides whether the XEP seems ready, the XMPP Editor issues a Last Call for comments. The feedback gathered during the Last Call can help improve the XEP before returning it to the Council for advancement to Stable.

    • XEP-0333: Displayed Markers (was: Chat Markers)
    • XEP-0334: Message Processing Hints
    • XEP-0360: Nonzas (are not Stanzas)
    • XEP-0386: Bind 2
    • XEP-0388: Extensible SASL Profile
    • XEP-0392: Consistent Color Generation

    Stable

    • Version 1.0.0 of XEP-0392 (Consistent Color Generation)
      • Accept as Stable as per Council Vote from 2024-03-27. (XEP Editor (dg))

    Deprecated

    • No XEP deprecated this month.

    Rejected

    • XEP-0360: Nonzas (are not Stanzas)

    Spread the news

    Please share the news on other networks:

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    Looking for job offers or want to hire a professional consultant for your XMPP project? Visit our XMPP job board .

    Newsletter Contributors & Translations

    This is a community effort, and we would like to thank translators for their contributions. Volunteers are welcome! Translations of the XMPP Newsletter will be released here (with some delay):

    • English (original): xmpp.org
      • General contributors: Adrien Bourmault (neox), Alexander “PapaTutuWawa”, Arne, cal0pteryx, emus, Federico, Jonas Stein, Kris “poVoq”, Licaon_Kter, Ludovic Bocquet, Mario Sabatino, melvo, MSavoritias (fae,ve), nicola, Simone Canaletti, XSF iTeam
    • French: jabberfr.org and linuxfr.org
      • Translators: Adrien Bourmault (neox), alkino, anubis, Arkem, Benoît Sibaud, mathieui, nyco, Pierre Jarillon, Ppjet6, Ysabeau
    • Italian: notes.nicfab.eu
      • Translators: nicola

    Help us to build the newsletter

    This XMPP Newsletter is produced collaboratively by the XMPP community. Each month’s newsletter issue is drafted in this simple pad . At the end of each month, the pad’s content is merged into the XSF Github repository . We are always happy to welcome contributors. Do not hesitate to join the discussion in our Comm-Team group chat (MUC) and thereby help us sustain this as a community effort. You have a project and want to spread the news? Please consider sharing your news or events here, and promote it to a large audience.

    Tasks we do on a regular basis:

    • gathering news in the XMPP universe
    • short summaries of news and events
    • summary of the monthly communication on extensions (XEPs)
    • review of the newsletter draft
    • preparation of media images
    • translations
    • communication via media accounts

    License

    This newsletter is published under CC BY-SA license .

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      The XMPP Newsletter February 2024

      pubsub.movim.eu / XMPP · Sunday, 24 March - 00:00 · 5 minutes · 4 visibility

    Welcome to the XMPP Newsletter, great to have you here again! This issue covers the month of February 2024. Many thanks to all our readers and all Newsletter contributors!

    Like this newsletter, many projects and their efforts in the XMPP community are a result of people’s voluntary work. If you are happy with the services and software you may be using, please consider saying thanks or help these projects! Interested in supporting the Newsletter team? Read more at the bottom .

    XSF Announcements

    Welcome to our reapplicants and new members in Q1 2024! If you are interested to join the XMPP Standards Foundation, please apply now .

    XMPP and Google Summer of Code 2024

    The XSF has been accepted as a hosting organisation at GSoC in 2024 again! If you are interested, please reach out ! The GSoC project ideas from XMPP-related organisations are:

    XSF and Google Summer of Code 2024

    XSF and Google Summer of Code 2024

    XSF Fiscal Hosting Projects

    The XSF offers fiscal hosting for XMPP projects. Please apply via Open Collective . For more information, see the announcement blog post . Current projects you can support:

    XMPP Events

    • 16th May 2024: XMPP Italian happy hour [IT]: monthly Italian XMPP web meeting, starting May 16th and then every third Monday of the month at 7:00 PM local time (online event, with web meeting mode and live streaming).

    Articles

    We are happy to announce the launch of the XMPP-IT community’s PeerTube instance , a dedicated platform for sharing and discovering videos about the XMPP protocol and its applications. Members of the XMPP community are encouraged to contribute by creating and sharing their own videos. Whether it’s tutorials, project showcases, or discussions on XMPP topics, your contributions are welcome.

    20 years ago ejabberd was born ! Happy birthday!

    JMP turned 7 years old! Congratulations! Read also about mobile-friendly gateway to any SIP provider .

    SIP via XMPP

    SIP via XMPP

    Software News

    Clients and Applications

    monocles chat is available on Google Play. It comes with many updates like a working commands view and better support for WebXDC apps, but also an initial modern integration of stickers.

    Servers

    • ejabberd 24.02 has been released, and it comes with support for TLS 1.3 and advanced SASL2 protocols. This release brings performance enhancements with Bind 2 for faster connection times, which is especially crucial for mobile network users. Support for XEP-0424: Message Retraction allows users to manage their message history and remove something they posted by mistake.

    Libraries & Tools

    Extensions and specifications

    The XMPP Standards Foundation develops extensions to XMPP in its XEP series in addition to XMPP RFCs .

    Developers and other standards experts from around the world collaborate on these extensions, developing new specifications for emerging practices, and refining existing ways of doing things. Proposed by anybody, the particularly successful ones end up as Final or Active - depending on their type - while others are carefully archived as Deferred. This life cycle is described in XEP-0001 , which contains the formal and canonical definitions for the types, states, and processes. Read more about the standards process . Communication around Standards and Extensions happens in the Standards Mailing List ( online archive ).

    Proposed

    The XEP development process starts by writing up an idea and submitting it to the XMPP Editor. Within two weeks, the Council decides whether to accept this proposal as an Experimental XEP.

    • No XEPs proposed this month.

    New

    • No new XEPs this month.

    Deferred

    If an experimental XEP is not updated for more than twelve months, it will be moved off Experimental to Deferred. If there is another update, it will put the XEP back onto Experimental.

    • No XEPs deferred this month.

    Updated

    • No XEPs updated this month.

    Last Call

    Last calls are issued once everyone seems satisfied with the current XEP status. After the Council decides whether the XEP seems ready, the XMPP Editor issues a Last Call for comments. The feedback gathered during the Last Call can help improve the XEP before returning it to the Council for advancement to Stable.

    • No last call this month.

    Stable

    • No XEP moved to stable this month.

    Deprecated

    • No XEP deprecated this month.

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    Newsletter Contributors & Translations

    This is a community effort, and we would like to thank translators for their contributions. Volunteers are welcome! Translations of the XMPP Newsletter will be released here (with some delay):

    • English (original): xmpp.org
      • General contributors: Adrien Bourmault (neox), Alexander “PapaTutuWawa”, Arne, cal0pteryx, emus, Federico, Jonas Stein, Kris “poVoq”, Licaon_Kter, Ludovic Bocquet, Mario Sabatino, melvo, MSavoritias (fae,ve), nicola, Simone Canaletti, XSF iTeam
    • French: jabberfr.org and linuxfr.org
      • Translators: Adrien Bourmault (neox), alkino, anubis, Arkem, Benoît Sibaud, mathieui, nyco, Pierre Jarillon, Ppjet6, Ysabeau
    • Italian: notes.nicfab.eu
      • Translators: nicola

    Help us to build the newsletter

    This XMPP Newsletter is produced collaboratively by the XMPP community. Each month’s newsletter issue is drafted in this simple pad . At the end of each month, the pad’s content is merged into the XSF Github repository . We are always happy to welcome contributors. Do not hesitate to join the discussion in our Comm-Team group chat (MUC) and thereby help us sustain this as a community effort. You have a project and want to spread the news? Please consider sharing your news or events here, and promote it to a large audience.

    Tasks we do on a regular basis:

    • gathering news in the XMPP universe
    • short summaries of news and events
    • summary of the monthly communication on extensions (XEPs)
    • review of the newsletter draft
    • preparation of media images
    • translations
    • communication via media accounts

    License

    This newsletter is published under CC BY-SA license .

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      The XMPP Newsletter December 2023 & January 2024

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    Welcome to the XMPP Newsletter, great to have you here again! This issue covers the month of December 2023 & January 2024. After a winter break we are back - a wonderful happy new year 2024 still! Many thanks to all our readers and all contributors!

    Like this newsletter, many projects and their efforts in the XMPP community are a result of people’s voluntary work. If you are happy with the services and software you may be using, please consider saying thanks or help these projects! Interested in supporting the Newsletter team? Read more at the bottom .

    XSF Announcements

    Happy Birthday, Jabber!

    On 4th January 2024 the announcement of Jeremie Miller turns 25 and with it what would become the initiation, development and propagation of XMPP until today!

    Join the endeavor for the next 25 years!

    Happy Birthday !

    XSF Membership

    If you are interest to join the XMPP Standards Foundation, please apply now .

    XMPP Summit 26 & FOSDEM 2024

    The XSF is holding the 26th XMPP Summit , which is to take place on February 1st & 2nd 2024 in Brussels (Belgium, Europe). Following the Summit, the XSF is also present at FOSDEM 2024 , which takes place on February 3rd & 4th 2024. Find all the details in our Wiki . Please sign-up now if you are planning to attend, since this helps organizing. The event is of course open for everyone interested to participate. Spread the word within your circles!

    XMPP and Google Summer of Code 2024

    The XSF has been applying as a hosting organisation at GSoC in 2024 again. If you are interested, please reach out!

    XSF and Google Summer of Code 2024

    XSF and Google Summer of Code 2024

    XSF Fiscal Hosting Projects

    The XSF offers fiscal hosting for XMPP projects. Please apply via Open Collective . For more information, see the announcement blog post . Current projects you can support:

    XMPP Events

    Talks

    • XMPP Italian Happy Hour Podcast [IT]: Dive into the world of XMPP with the Italian Happy Hour podcast, a monthly event derived from recorded video sessions. Each episode is dedicated to the XMPP protocol, offering insights and discussions from enthusiasts and professionals within the community. Whether you’re commuting, working out, or simply seeking to listen to interesting conversation, this podcast delivers the essence of Italian XMPP gatherings directly to your ears. Tune in at XMPP Italian Happy Hour Podcast or subscribe to the RSS feed to never miss an episode. Fediverse: @xmpphappyhour@open.audio.
    • RFC 9420 or how to scale end-to-end encryption with Messaging Layer Security (MLS)

    Articles

    Software News

    Clients and Applications

    Servers

    Libraries & Tools

    Extensions and specifications

    The XMPP Standards Foundation develops extensions to XMPP in its XEP series in addition to XMPP RFCs .

    Developers and other standards experts from around the world collaborate on these extensions, developing new specifications for emerging practices, and refining existing ways of doing things. Proposed by anybody, the particularly successful ones end up as Final or Active - depending on their type - while others are carefully archived as Deferred. This life cycle is described in XEP-0001 , which contains the formal and canonical definitions for the types, states, and processes. Read more about the standards process . Communication around Standards and Extensions happens in the Standards Mailing List ( online archive ).

    Proposed

    The XEP development process starts by writing up an idea and submitting it to the XMPP Editor. Within two weeks, the Council decides whether to accept this proposal as an Experimental XEP.

    • PubSub Server Information
      • This document defines a data format whereby basic information of an XMPP domain can be expressed and exposed over pub-sub.
    • Host Meta 2 - One Method To Rule Them All
      • This document defines an XMPP Extension Protocol for extending XEP-0156 by modifying the JSON Web Host Metadata Link format to support discovering all possible XMPP connection methods, for c2s and s2s

    New

    • Version 0.1.0 of XEP-0484 (Fast Authentication Streamlining Tokens)
      • This specification defines a token-based method to streamline authentication in XMPP, allowing fully authenticated stream establishment within a single round-trip. Promoted to Experimental. (XEP Editor: kis)
    • Version 0.1.0 of XEP-0483 (HTTP Online Meetings)
      • This specification defines a protocol extension to request URLs from an external HTTP entity usable to initiate and invite participants to an online meeting. Promoted to Experimental. (XEP Editor: kis)

    Deferred

    If an experimental XEP is not updated for more than twelve months, it will be moved off Experimental to Deferred. If there is another update, it will put the XEP back onto Experimental.

    • No XEPs deferred this month.

    Updated

    Last Call

    Last calls are issued once everyone seems satisfied with the current XEP status. After the Council decides whether the XEP seems ready, the XMPP Editor issues a Last Call for comments. The feedback gathered during the Last Call can help improve the XEP before returning it to the Council for advancement to Stable.

    • No last call this month.

    Stable

    • No XEP moved to stable this month.

    Deprecated

    • No XEP deprecated this month.

    Spread the news

    Please share the news on other networks:

    Subscribe to the monthly XMPP newsletter
    Subscribe

    Also check out our RSS Feed !

    Looking for job offers or want to hire a professional consultant for your XMPP project? Visit our XMPP job board .

    Newsletter Contributors & Translations

    This is a community effort, and we would like to thank translators for their contributions. Volunteers are welcome! Translations of the XMPP Newsletter will be released here (with some delay):

    • English (original): xmpp.org
      • General contributors: Adrien Bourmault (neox), Alexander “PapaTutuWawa”, Arne, cal0pteryx, emus, Federico, Jonas Stein, Kris “poVoq”, Licaon_Kter, Ludovic Bocquet, Mario Sabatino, melvo, MSavoritias (fae,ve), nicola, Simone Canaletti, XSF iTeam
    • French: jabberfr.org and linuxfr.org
      • Translators: Adrien Bourmault (neox), alkino, anubis, Arkem, Benoît Sibaud, mathieui, nyco, Pierre Jarillon, Ppjet6, Ysabeau
    • Italian: notes.nicfab.eu
      • Translators: nicola

    Help us to build the newsletter

    This XMPP Newsletter is produced collaboratively by the XMPP community. Each month’s newsletter issue is drafted in this simple pad . At the end of each month, the pad’s content is merged into the XSF Github repository . We are always happy to welcome contributors. Do not hesitate to join the discussion in our Comm-Team group chat (MUC) and thereby help us sustain this as a community effort. You have a project and want to spread the news? Please consider sharing your news or events here, and promote it to a large audience.

    Tasks we do on a regular basis:

    • gathering news in the XMPP universe
    • short summaries of news and events
    • summary of the monthly communication on extensions (XEPs)
    • review of the newsletter draft
    • preparation of media images
    • translations
    • communication via media accounts

    License

    This newsletter is published under CC BY-SA license .

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      XMPP Summit 26

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    The XMPP Standards Foundation (XSF) will hold its 26th XMPP Summit in Brussels, Belgium this year again! These are the two days preceding FOSDEM 2024 . The XSF invites everyone interested in development of the XMPP protocol to attend, and discuss all things XMPP in person and remote!

    Time & Address

    The venue will take place at the Thon Hotel EU including coffee break (from 08:30 o’clock) and lunch (12:00 to 14:00 o’clock) paid by the XSF in the hotel restaurant.

    Date: Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd February 2024 Time: 09:00 - 17:00 o’clock (CET) (both days)

    Thon Hotel EU
    Room: FRANCE
    Wetstraat / Rue de la Loi 75
    1040 Brussels
    Openstreetmap

    Furthermore, the XSF will have its dinner Thursday night which is paid for XSF members. Everyone else is of course invited to participate, however at their own expense. Please reach out if you are participating as a non-member (see list below).

    Participation

    So that we can make final arrangements with the hotel, you must register before Monday 15th January 2024!

    Please note that, although we welcome everyone to join, you must announce your attendance beforehand, as the venue is not publicly accessible. If you’re interested in attending, please make yourself known by filling out your details on the wiki page for Summit 26 . To edit the page, reach out to an XSF member to enter and update your details or you’ll need a wiki account, which we’ll happily provide for you. Reach out in the XSF public chatroom . When you sign-up please book the accomodation and your travel. Please also unsign if you will not attend anymore.

    Please also consider signing up if you plan to:

    Communication

    To ensure you receive all the relevant information, updates and announcements about the event, make sure that you’re signed up to the Summit mailing list and the Summit chatroom .

    Spread the word also via our communication channels such as Mastodon and Twitter .

    Sponsors

    We would like to kindly thank the direct sponsors for the event which are so far Isode , Snikket and the two individuals of Alexander Gnauck and Edward Maurer. We appreciate their support so that we can keep the event open and accessible for everyone.

    We are really excited seeing so many people already signing up. Looking forward to meeting all of you!

    The XMPP Standards Foundation

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      XMPP at FOSDEM 2024

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    We’re very excited to be back at FOSDEM in person in 2024. Once again, many members of the XSF and the XMPP community will be attending, and we hope to see you there!

    Realtime Lounge

    As usual, we will host the Realtime Lounge , where you can come and meet community members, project developers, see demos and ask us questions. We’ll be in our traditional location - find us on the K building 2nd floor, beside the elevator (map below). Come and say Hi! Yes, we got stickers :-)

    Map of the K building level 2

    Map of the K building level 2

    Talks

    There are talks in the Real Time Communications devroom that relate to XMPP. These are so far:

    • Bridging Open Protocols: XMPP and ActivityPub Gateway via Libervia . In this session, we’ll explore the architecture of this gateway, detailing how it facilitates communication between XMPP and ActivityPub. We’ll delve into the intricacies of protocol mapping and discuss how Libervia integrates features such as microblogging, reactions, likes/favorites, mentions, and calendar events across these platforms.

    XMPP Summit 26

    Prior to FOSDEM, the XSF will also hold its 26th XMPP summit . This is where community members gather to discuss protocol changes and exchange within the developer community. We’ll be reporting live from the event and also from FOSDEM.

    Spread the word

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      The XMPP Newsletter November 2023

      pubsub.movim.eu / XMPP · Sunday, 10 December, 2023 - 00:00 · 8 minutes

    Welcome to the XMPP Newsletter, great to have you here again! This issue covers the month of November 2023 and will be the last publication for 2023. Many thanks to all our readers and all contributors!

    Like this newsletter, many projects and their efforts in the XMPP community are a result of people’s voluntary work. If you are happy with the services and software you may be using, please consider saying thanks or help these projects! Interested in supporting the Newsletter team? Read more at the bottom .

    XSF Announcments

    New XSF Board and Council

    The XSF members have voted for a new XSF Board and XSF Council . Congratulations to the new Board members Nicola Fabiano, Edward Maurer, Ralph Meijer, Peter Saint-Andre and Matthew Wild. And congratulations to the new Council members Travis Burtrum, Dan Caseley, Daniel Gultsch, Stephen Paul Weber and Marvin Wissfeld.

    Please welcome the members to their new or continuing role !

    XMPP Summit 26 & FOSDEM 2024

    The XSF is planning the XMPP Summit 26, which is to take place on February 1st & 2nd 2024 in Brussels (Belgium, Europe). Following the Summit, the XSF is also planning to be present at FOSDEM 2024, which takes place on February 3rd & 4th 2024. Find all the details in our Wiki . Please sign-up now if you are planning to attend, since this helps organizing. The event is of course open for everyone interested to participate. Spread the word within your circles!

    XMPP and Google Summer of Code 2023

    The XSF has been a hosting organisation at GSoC in 2023 again, and manages two successful slots for XMPP Contributors . Find the projects for “Windows Support for Dino” and “Implement group chats in Moxxy” .

    We are planning to participate the next year. The time to reach out to the XMPP community is now :-)

    XSF and Google Summer of Code 2023

    XSF and Google Summer of Code 2023

    XSF Fiscal Hosting Projects

    The XSF offers fiscal hosting for XMPP projects. Please apply via Open Collective . For more information, see the announcement blog post . Current projects:

    XMPP Events

    • Berlin XMPP Meetup (remote) : monthly meeting of XMPP enthusiasts in Berlin, every 2nd Wednesday of the month
    • XMPP Italian happy hour : monthly Italian XMPP web meeting, starting May 16th and then every third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM (online event, with web meeting mode and live streaming).

    Talks

    • XMPP Italian Happy Hour Podcast: Dive into the world of XMPP with the Italian Happy Hour podcast, a monthly event derived from recorded video sessions. Each episode is dedicated to the XMPP protocol, offering insights and discussions from enthusiasts and professionals within the community. Whether you’re commuting, working out, or simply seeking to listen to interesting conversation, this podcast delivers the essence of Italian XMPP gatherings directly to your ears. Tune in at XMPP Italian Happy Hour Podcast or subscribe to the RSS feed to never miss an episode. Find the link to podcast and the link to RSS feed to subscribe the podcast . Plus, join the conversation and keep up with updates by following the podcast page in the Fediverse: @xmpphappyhour@open.audio. The podcast is in Italian but but there may be contributions in English.

    Articles

    • Automating the automatable : During the past year, the team behind the XMPP Providers project worked on automating the process of gathering data about XMPP providers. Automating this process reduces manual work significantly (for example, checking websites by hand, verifying information, listing sources, etc.) and helps to sustain the team’s efforts. Automation also enables the project to be up to date - every day! A suite of tools has been developed since, providing the ability to query properties via XMPP and through the web. All of these tools are working together in a GitLab pipeline, which runs every night to keep the data up to date.
    • Planned downtime + Happy 10th anniversary, yax.im! by Georg Lukas, discussing about the last ten years evolution of yaxim and what’s next.
    • Automatic schema update in ejabberd by Jérôme Sautret: Previously, if you were using ejabberd with an external relational database, you might have to manually apply some schema changes that come with new features when you upgrade to a new ejabberd release. ejabberd can now handle this schema upgrade automatically. This articles discuss about this feature.
    • Software is Political by SamWhited: adapted from closing remarks of an XMPP talk at FOSSY, this article discuss about why SamWhited thinks to use as a universal standardized chat protocol is the correct choice.
    • The Power of Green Coding: Erlang and Elixir Leading the Charge by Simon El Nahas: In the era of the green revolution, Erlang and Elixir languages are helping industries reduce server consumption and minimise environmental impact. Here are some industry examples demonstrating this.
    • Italian XMPP-IT Community - they have a website now: www.xmpp-it.net , a group chat: xmpp-it@conference.xmpp-it.net , they also have a Git to share, create and develop software, configurations and documents concerning the XMPP protocol: git.xmpp-it.net , and finally created a wiki for documentation in Italian: wiki.xmpp-it.net . There is a first translated guide in Snikket.

    Software News

    Clients and Applications

    • Gajim 1.8.3 and 1.8.4 have been released. These releases come with improvements for the profile window, fail-safes for anonymous accounts, usability improvements, and several fixes.
    • Psi+ 1.5.1653 has been released.
    • Libervia has received new funding from NLnet/NGI0 for the development of an email-XMPP gateway. This project will enable the conversion of email messages to XMPP and vice versa, including the transformation of mailing lists into pubsub-based forums. Enhancements in Libervia will include UI/UX improvements, end-to-end encryption, and advanced handling of attachments. More details on the project are available here .
    • monocles chat 1.7.7.5 has been released and got several fixes and improvements like the re-implementation of stickers or a DNSSEC and DANE check shown in the interface. Also an option to enforce DANE and further improvements in the latest Beta 1.7.8 .

    Servers

    Libraries & Tools

    Extensions and specifications

    The XMPP Standards Foundation develops extensions to XMPP in its XEP series in addition to XMPP RFCs .

    Developers and other standards experts from around the world collaborate on these extensions, developing new specifications for emerging practices, and refining existing ways of doing things. Proposed by anybody, the particularly successful ones end up as Final or Active - depending on their type - while others are carefully archived as Deferred. This life cycle is described in XEP-0001 , which contains the formal and canonical definitions for the types, states, and processes. Read more about the standards process . Communication around Standards and Extensions happens in the Standards Mailing List ( online archive ).

    Proposed

    The XEP development process starts by writing up an idea and submitting it to the XMPP Editor. Within two weeks, the Council decides whether to accept this proposal as an Experimental XEP.

    • No XEPs proposed this month.

    New

    • No new XEPs this month.

    Deferred

    If an experimental XEP is not updated for more than twelve months, it will be moved off Experimental to Deferred. If there is another update, it will put the XEP back onto Experimental.

    • No XEPs deferred this month.

    Updated

    • No XEPs updated this month.

    Last Call

    Last calls are issued once everyone seems satisfied with the current XEP status. After the Council decides whether the XEP seems ready, the XMPP Editor issues a Last Call for comments. The feedback gathered during the Last Call can help improve the XEP before returning it to the Council for advancement to Stable.

    • Community Code of Conduct
      • This document describes the XMPP Standard Foundation’s Code of Conduct. This Last Call begins today and shall end at the close of business on 2023-11-30.

    Stable

    • No XEP moved to stable this month.

    Deprecated

    • No XEP deprecated this month.

    Spread the news

    Please share the news on other networks:

    Subscribe to the monthly XMPP newsletter
    Subscribe

    Also check out our RSS Feed !

    Looking for job offers or want to hire a professional consultant for your XMPP project? Visit our XMPP job board .

    Newsletter Contributors & Translations

    This is a community effort, and we would like to thank translators for their contributions. Volunteers are welcome! Translations of the XMPP Newsletter will be released here (with some delay):

    • English (original): xmpp.org
      • General contributors: Adrien Bourmault (neox), Alexander “PapaTutuWawa”, Arne, cal0pteryx, emus, Federico, Jonas Stein, Kris “poVoq”, Licaon_Kter, Ludovic Bocquet, Mario Sabatino, melvo, MSavoritias (fae,ve), nicola, Simone Canaletti, XSF iTeam
    • French: jabberfr.org and linuxfr.org
      • Translators: Adrien Bourmault (neox), alkino, anubis, Arkem, Benoît Sibaud, mathieui, nyco, Pierre Jarillon, Ppjet6, Ysabeau
    • German: xmpp.org and anoxinon.de
      • Translators: Jeybe, wh0nix
    • Italian: notes.nicfab.eu
      • Translators: nicola
    • Spanish: xmpp.org
      • Translators: daimonduff, TheCoffeMaker

    Help us to build the newsletter

    This XMPP Newsletter is produced collaboratively by the XMPP community. Each month’s newsletter issue is drafted in this simple pad . At the end of each month, the pad’s content is merged into the XSF Github repository . We are always happy to welcome contributors. Do not hesitate to join the discussion in our Comm-Team group chat (MUC) and thereby help us sustain this as a community effort. You have a project and want to spread the news? Please consider sharing your news or events here, and promote it to a large audience.

    Tasks we do on a regular basis:

    • gathering news in the XMPP universe
    • short summaries of news and events
    • summary of the monthly communication on extensions (XEPs)
    • review of the newsletter draft
    • preparation of media images
    • translations
    • communication via media accounts

    License

    This newsletter is published under CC BY-SA license .

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