Thursday, 22 December 2005
With so much happening in the Jabber space, people want to know
more. And what better place than FOSDEM. In the weekend of 25 and
26 February 2006 its 6th edition will take place in Brussels, and again
I've made sure we have presence there. Like last
year, I've arranged for a booth and a developers'
And while we can use the booth for answering questions, the
developers' room is where we can seriously explain what we are doing
and how. Last year proved there is a lot of interest and the
presentations were well-attended and well-received. This year we have a
room for both afternoons and I would like to have more good
I invite everyone to submit a proposal for an event in the FOSDEM
Jabber developers' room. This can be:
A presentation about some aspect of the Jabber protocol
A presentation about a certain use of Jabber in a piece
of software. E.g. integration with the web, calendering, the
desktop or non-IM applications.
A coding sprint.
Bottom line is, if you have a good idea for filling a slot, let me
know before 16 January.
Of course I would like to know who is coming, even if you are just
going to visit. I also have some ideas about selling t-shirts, much
like the one I made for BarCamp Amsterdam. It would be nice to have an
idea of the interest for this. So, drop me a line.
So what was the plan?
I suppose the plan for World Domination™ will
remain a secret until Boris Mann
publishes the result of the notes
he took at BarCamp
Amsterdam. The event was totally awesome. Thanks all!
Meanwhile, though, lots have been happening in the Jabber
Most of it has been summed up nicely by stpeter in Jabber Journal
#25. The most prominent event has certainly been the
publication of Jingle and two
related specifications as experimental JEPs, thanks to the coorporation
of Google and others. This
helps the WD effort, of course.
Despite the distracting
activities I did manage to some Jabber work myself, too,
thereby contributing to the cause. Slowly, but
surely, the Jabber support in Twisted Words
is progressing. Basic TLS support has been part of the 0.3.0 release,
and I've been working on SASL support as well. This requires
some juggling in Xish, which I hope will work out nicely. It should
be committed Real Soon Now.
Twisted Words is getting used for more and more Jabber projects,
and I was especially delighted about the birth of Palaver, a
Chat implementation and tofu's
Back in town...
Ever since I started this blog, my postings have been pretty
irregular. And every year seems to have one month without any posts at
all. In 2005, that month was November. Things have been pretty crazy
lately. Besides the busy times at work, Irma and I bought ourselves
a house and much
time has been going into it, especially since 1 December, when we got
our keys. See the photos for the demolition activities. Meanwhile, the
toilet downstairs has been redone completely and we will work on the
bathroom during the holidays, along with some painting throughout the
Also nice to note is that, due to cosmic coincidence, my good
friend Joris will be our new neighbour!
He got his keys six days after we did, and has some busy days