I'm starting to write documentation for XMPP/Jabber. For the scenario
described below imagine you are a new user who has never heard of XMPP
or Jabber before.
1. You create a new account via File > Add new account. The network menu
lists "XMPP" (no reference to Jabber). You create an XMPP account.
2. Now that you have an account you type an address into the Jitsi dial
field and click "Call contact". The menu includes a reference to
"Jabber" but does not reference the "XMPP" account that you thought you
3. You decide to review the accounts you created so you go to Tools >
Options > Accounts. Once again there is no reference to the XMPP account
you thought you created. Instead it refers to "Jabber" again.
It would be helpful if Jitsi stuck to one name for the protocol
throughout the user interface. It is unreasonable to assume that new
users are familiar with both of these technical terms and understand the
relationship between the two terms (i.e. that they refer to exactly the
I recommend removing all UI references to "Jabber" and replacing them
with the acronym "XMPP" (since that is now the preferred name for the