KDE Jabber Library

Tim Jansen tim at tjansen.de
Sat Aug 3 16:44:44 BST 2002

On Saturday 03 August 2002 17:00, Neil Stevens wrote:
> Jabber is actually one of the *least* centralized messaging systems out
> there.  Jabber is like email, while other systems attempt to lock you in
> to some proprietary server.  With Jabber, you actually have the

But Jabber requires a server. If you have two laptops with wireless LAN in an 
ad-hoc network (without internet or a server), you can not make a connection 
from system A to system B to, for example, send a file or play a game. So if 
you would use Jabber/XMPP as the infrastructure for a network game, all 
players need to be connected to the internet, even if they are in the same 

SIMPLE is an example of a protocol that can also work without a server. This 
is why I would like to have an API that's flexible enough that SIMPLE support 
can be added later (which I would really like to do, but SIMPLE is no fun as 
long as we dont have a media framework).


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