Archive for the 'Jabber' 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 […]

Looking for cliques in the GPG signatures graph

Friday, September 19th, 2008

The strongly connected set of the GPG keys graph contains a bit more than 40000 keys now (yes, that’s a lot of geeks!). I wondered what was the biggest clique (complete subgraph) in that graph, and also of course the biggest clique I was in. It’s easy to grab the whole web of trust there. […]

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 […]

mailing list for cross-distributions collaboration

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

A few months ago, I asked a set of questions on development mailing lists of a few GNU/Linux distributions. This resulted in very interesting discussions. As promised back then, all the answers from all distros I contacted can be read on the web or as an mbox file. Also, Freedesktop.org kindly agreed to host a […]

Google Summer of Code’s real goals?

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

There’s an interesting discussion about Google Summer of Code going on debian-devel@. The question can be summarized as “Should we allow current Debian contributors to be students in GSOC?“? The GSOC FAQ says: Google Summer of Code has several goals: Get more open source code created and released for the benefit of all; Inspire young […]

Fixing build failures with dash is cool.

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

The bad thing with fixing build failures with dash is that there are still a lot of open bugs. (Remember, the 0-day NMU policy applies to those, so it’s a good opportunity to improve your NMU karma. And I will sponsor your NMUs if you can’t upload!). The good thing is that you sometimes run […]

SC07, MIT Fab labs, and empowering people

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

This morning’s SuperComputing’07 keynote was a talk by Neil Gershenfeld, director of the Center for Bits and Atoms at the MIT. He mentioned the MIT Fab Labs, a project to bring “Personal Fabrication” to people around the around. At our own level, that’s something I find very exciting with Free Software: it empowers people to […]

Idea: creating a “Distributions Developers Forum” ?

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Scientific papers always have a “related works” section, where the authors describe how the work they are presenting compares with what others did. In the Free Software world, this is nearly non-existent: in a way, it seems that many of us are thinking of their projects as competing products, fighting for market share. On a […]