KDE Jabber Library

Neil Stevens neil at qualityassistant.com
Sun Aug 4 17:31:02 BST 2002

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On Sunday August 04, 2002 09:18, Martijn Klingens wrote:
> On Sunday 04 August 2002 17:59, Dominique Devriese wrote:
> > Maybe it would be nice to have some example usages of this lib.  I
> > must see i really don't see an example of a program sending something
> > via IM to a non-KDE program.  Therefore, I'm inclined to think of this
> > as internal to KDE, and KDE can do what it wants...
> Will KDE get you a Jabber account behind your back for its 'internal to
> KDE' stuff? Or will KDE force you to get yourself a Jabber account first
> before you can use this 'internal to KDE' stuff, regardless of whether
> you already have an ICQ or MSN account?

No, KDE *can* have the ability to set up a personal jabber server, much 
like how other operating systems can set up LAN messaging.  Again - Jabber 
isn't like Microsoft's or AOL's or Yahoo's proprietary services - there 
isn't once central repository of Accounts.  Jabber is inherently 
distributed across people's own servers, just like email.

Oh, and I'm not suggesting that this replace Kopete or KMail or whatnot.  
I'm suggesting that this library be available for use by applications for 
message passing needs.   Sure, it *could* use a user's existing jabber 
servers if desired, but mostly this would be for users an additional 

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