Archive for the 'JabberFR' Category

XMPP Video calls with Nokia N900

Friday, June 4th, 2010

So, this morning, I did my first video call over XMPP between two N900. However, so far, I failed to do an XMPP video call from an N900 to something else. When I try to call pidgin on my laptop, pidgin simply crashes, but of course that’s not a serious bug if people can DOS […]

XMPP/Jabber clients and OS usage statistics (5)

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

(Previous editions: 2005, 2006, 2007 and march 2008) Here are my (almost) yearly stats about XMPP/Jabber clients (OK, the last one was 18 months ago). 1250 users were online on the Apinc Jabber server when I ran the poll, and 1192 clients answered. This year, I’ve also used Disco to poll the clients, allowing to […]

Living in France? Not an April member? You are WRONG.

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

I’ve been a member of April, the french association for promotion and defense of Free Software, for a bit more than a year, and I often regret not becoming a member earlier. (I was feeling so guilty and shameful about not being a member that I actually postponed becoming a member.) Stop feeling guilty and […]

Jabber clients and OS usage stats (4)

Monday, March 31st, 2008

After 2005, 2006 and 2007, I did it again. Here are my yearly stats about Jabber clients! 1244 users were online on the Apinc Jabber server when I ran the poll, and 1163 clients answered. Telepathy doesn’t seem to answer to jabber:iq:version, and it seems that a bug prevents Gajim from answering in some obscure […]

Jabber clients and OS usage stats (3)

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Using XMPP4R, I did some stats about Jabber clients usage on the Apinc Jabber server, which hosts,, and many more using virtual hosting. I already did similar stats in March 2006 and September 2005. The poll was done by sending jabber:iq:version to online users, around 1:00 PM (french local time, most of the […]

Discussion about moving Ubuntu IRC channels to Jabber

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

The Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution is using IRC channels as a central place for its development. This week-end, Samir van de Sand proposed to move from IRC to Jabber on the ubuntu-devel@ mailing list. A discussion started, with lots of good arguments on both sides, and Samir started a specification summarizing its proposal. Archives for the […]

Unintrusive Instant Messaging

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Most IM clients have a big problem: they seem to think they are the most important application on the desktop, or that their users always consider IM as top priority. Problem is, some users don’t! It would be great if IM clients where dealing better with two use cases : Joe is working intensively on […]

Random chat using XMPP/Jabber, anyone ?

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

A Random Chat applet hit digg recently. It allows you to chat with a random stranger visiting the website at the same time as you. It’s a good idea, but it would really be much better to have something similar based on Jabber (and maybe it could become a Jabber killer app’ ?) Some thoughts: […]

XMPP4R 0.3 Released !

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

Stephan Maka announced that XMPP4R 0.3, the new version of the XMPP/Jabber library for Ruby, was released very early this morning. From the announcement : XMPP4R is a Ruby library for the Jabber/XMPP instant messaging protocol. Version 0.3 brings a lot of new features and fixes. The release has been delayed by a redesign process, […]

Vidéo de ma présentation sur XMPP/Jabber aux RMLL

Monday, July 17th, 2006

La vidéo de ma présentation aux RMLL est disponible sur cette page (lien direct). Si vous voulez suivre avec les slides pendant que vous la regardez, elles sont dispo ici. Quelques remarques en vrac : Dommage que le son soit celui de l’amphi, et pas celui du micro. Comme j’ai tendance à parler un peu […]