There is a lot of discussion these days about moving news over XMPP/Jabber. For example, Bob Wyman wrote a few things in his blog and on the Atom mailinglist. Also, I found this nice graph that looks a lot like this graph. The latter one being the architecture of Mimír, that has been running for about two years now.
Nevertheless, a lot can still be done to improve Mimír. Things I am thinking about are:
A desktop notification applet
A desktop side client
Pure Jabber interface for retrieving
missednews, adding new feeds, etc.
JEP-0060 repeaters for efficient news distribution.
Another item that was on the list is the ability to bookmark
items on your
unread list for later reading. That has
been implemented now and put in production last night. I'm curious
what my Mimír users think of this feature.
Furthermore, I've add a large number of channels again, this time the list was from stpeter. Enjoy!