[jitsi-dev] Difference between chatroom and adhoc ?


#1

Hi,

Jitsi has both the notion of chatrooms as well as adhoc chatrooms.

Can somebody explain the difference to me?

Thanks in advance,
    Tom Uijldert.


#2

There is not realy any difference, adhoc chats are just newly created chatrooms (you can see those in the usual chatroom list, too

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On 10.06.2013 15:58, Tom Uijldert wrote:

Hi,

Jitsi has both the notion of chatrooms as well as adhoc chatrooms.

Can somebody explain the difference to me?

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Yannik V�lker


#3

Hey Tom,

Hi,

Jitsi has both the notion of chatrooms as well as adhoc chatrooms.

Can somebody explain the difference to me?

The reason we have these two is because the various protocols we support have a different way of handling chatrooms. Protocols like Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ and MSN allow users to just take others and drop them into an existing conversation. This is an ad hoc chat room. Several people are there but it doesn't have an address, others can't just look it up and join it and as soon as the last participant leaves there's nothing left. No more chat room.

Regular chat rooms are meant for things like XMPP MUCs and IRC channels. They are things that exist on a server, have a state, configuration, roles, etc. They have an address that you could distribute and thy are there regardless of whether or not someone is still in them.

In my opinion, regular chatrooms would be more appropriate for MSRP conferences (which I assume was the reason for your question).

Cheers,
Emil

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On 10.06.13, 15:58, Tom Uijldert wrote:

Thanks in advance,
     Tom Uijldert.

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#4

Hi Yannik,

Thanks for replying.

In response: then why is the interfacing so different?
ChatRoomMembers are noticeably different from Participants for instance and I would expect the classes to be related, subclasses of one another or something.

And are we talking about connection to a remotely-serviced chatroom or a locally created and serviced one?

TIA,
    Tom.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Yannik Völker [mailto:yannikv@yahoo.de]

On 10.06.2013 15:58, Tom Uijldert wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Jitsi has both the notion of chatrooms as well as adhoc chatrooms.
>
> Can somebody explain the difference to me?
There is not realy any difference, adhoc chats are just newly created
chatrooms (you can see those in the usual chatroom list, too

--
Yannik Völker


#5

Hi Yannik,

Thanks for replying.

In response: then why is the interfacing so different?
ChatRoomMembers are noticeably different from Participants for instance and
I would expect the classes to be related, subclasses of one another or
something.

And are we talking about connection to a remotely-serviced chatroom or a
locally created and serviced one?

TIA,
    Tom.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Yannik Völker [mailto:yannikv@yahoo.de]

On 10.06.2013 15:58, Tom Uijldert wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Jitsi has both the notion of chatrooms as well as adhoc chatrooms.
>
> Can somebody explain the difference to me?
There is not realy any difference, adhoc chats are just newly created
chatrooms (you can see those in the usual chatroom list, too

--
Yannik Völker