[jitsi-dev] The Incredible Power of Persistent Group Chats


#1

Hi!

There was an interesting discussion on IRC today:

(9:02:32 AM) The topic for #jitsi is: Channel for the Jitsi project,
the OpenSource Video Calls and Chat Client. Visit http://jitsi.org for
details.
(3:11:32 PM) ParahSailin [~parah@unaffiliated/parahsailin] entered the room.
(3:11:36 PM) ParahSailin: hi
(3:15:36 PM) ParahSailin: what i'd really like in a chat client, that
i'm currently using skype for but unsatisfied due to their poor linux
support
(3:16:21 PM) ParahSailin: ability to have a persistent chat session
with about a dozen close friends, and to easily make voice conferences
with a subset of those in the same program
(3:16:48 PM) ParahSailin: to be able to connect from multiple
locations to the same account and reliably receive messages to all
locations
(3:17:21 PM) ParahSailin: to be able to receive a backlog of messages
missed when client was not connected, from any location
(3:17:39 PM) ***ParahSailin is willing to help develop
(3:36:05 PM) marclaporte: ParahSailin: what is Jitsi not already doing?
(3:36:32 PM) ParahSailin: im researching jitsi
(3:36:56 PM) marclaporte: Ok, what you describe is a subset of what I
am working on: http://suite.tiki.org/Tiki+Suite+Features
(3:37:21 PM) marclaporte: get Jitsi with ejabberd
(3:38:33 PM) ParahSailin: basically, i want the same thing this guy
writes about http://www.disruptivetelephony.com/2010/12/skype-and-the-incredible-power-of-persistent-group-chats.html
(3:42:35 PM) u42p: that sounds awesome
(3:43:59 PM) u42p left the room (quit: Quit: Leaving).
(3:44:08 PM) marclaporte: XMPP has that
afuentes azaghal
(3:44:28 PM) marclaporte: ParahSailin: do you have a gmail account? If
so, you have an XMPP account
(3:44:47 PM) ParahSailin: ah xmpp has group chat?
(3:45:02 PM) marclaporte: yes
(3:46:43 PM) marclaporte: and you can start a call
(3:48:17 PM) marclaporte: you can join me in tikiwiki@conference.jit.si
(3:48:41 PM) marclaporte: And you will see messages before you
appeared, which is better than IRC
(3:49:02 PM) marclaporte: how come we are now in IRC instead of XMPP
chat: I don't have a good explanation :slight_smile:
(3:49:19 PM) marclaporte: Make yourself an account:
http://www.jitsi.org/index.php/Register/Register
(3:49:30 PM) marclaporte: and use with jitsi and create your own room
(5:14:44 PM) The account has disconnected and you are no longer in
this chat. You will be automatically rejoined in the chat when the
account reconnects.

Now, imagine all this was done with Jitsi, and the chats were logged,
searchable, with RSS feeds, etc.

Best regards,

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#2

Hi!

There was an interesting discussion on IRC today:

(9:02:32 AM) The topic for #jitsi is: Channel for the Jitsi project,
the OpenSource Video Calls and Chat Client. Visit http://jitsi.org for
details.
(3:11:32 PM) ParahSailin [~parah@unaffiliated/parahsailin] entered the room.
(3:11:36 PM) ParahSailin: hi
(3:15:36 PM) ParahSailin: what i'd really like in a chat client, that
i'm currently using skype for but unsatisfied due to their poor linux
support
(3:16:21 PM) ParahSailin: ability to have a persistent chat session
with about a dozen close friends, and to easily make voice conferences
with a subset of those in the same program
(3:16:48 PM) ParahSailin: to be able to connect from multiple
locations to the same account and reliably receive messages to all
locations
(3:17:21 PM) ParahSailin: to be able to receive a backlog of messages
missed when client was not connected, from any location
(3:17:39 PM) ***ParahSailin is willing to help develop
(3:36:05 PM) marclaporte: ParahSailin: what is Jitsi not already doing?
(3:36:32 PM) ParahSailin: im researching jitsi
(3:36:56 PM) marclaporte: Ok, what you describe is a subset of what I
am working on: http://suite.tiki.org/Tiki+Suite+Features
(3:37:21 PM) marclaporte: get Jitsi with ejabberd
(3:38:33 PM) ParahSailin: basically, i want the same thing this guy
writes about http://www.disruptivetelephony.com/2010/12/skype-and-the-incredible-power-of-persistent-group-chats.html
(3:42:35 PM) u42p: that sounds awesome
(3:43:59 PM) u42p left the room (quit: Quit: Leaving).
(3:44:08 PM) marclaporte: XMPP has that
afuentes azaghal
(3:44:28 PM) marclaporte: ParahSailin: do you have a gmail account? If
so, you have an XMPP account
(3:44:47 PM) ParahSailin: ah xmpp has group chat?
(3:45:02 PM) marclaporte: yes
(3:46:43 PM) marclaporte: and you can start a call
(3:48:17 PM) marclaporte: you can join me in tikiwiki@conference.jit.si
(3:48:41 PM) marclaporte: And you will see messages before you
appeared, which is better than IRC
(3:49:02 PM) marclaporte: how come we are now in IRC instead of XMPP
chat: I don't have a good explanation :slight_smile:
(3:49:19 PM) marclaporte: Make yourself an account:
http://www.jitsi.org/index.php/Register/Register
(3:49:30 PM) marclaporte: and use with jitsi and create your own room
(5:14:44 PM) The account has disconnected and you are no longer in
this chat. You will be automatically rejoined in the chat when the
account reconnects.

Now, imagine all this was done with Jitsi,

Yeah, this would be lovely indeed. However our chatroom feature are in
desperate need of love. This goes for XMPP and even more for IRC. We'd
be happy to help anyone that who has enough experience with XMPP/IRC as
both a user and a developer, and, above all, with enough time on their
hands :).

and the chats were logged, searchable, with RSS feeds, etc.

That would be another story. What do you have in mind here?

Emil

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On 18.04.12 09:23, Marc Laporte wrote:

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