KDE Jabber Library

Tim Jansen tim at tjansen.de
Sun Aug 4 12:43:08 BST 2002

On Sunday 04 August 2002 02:20, Neil Stevens wrote:
> Yes, it's limiting.  That's *good*.  Being limited to standard internet
> protocols (which Jabber is trying to become, unlike nearly every other
> protocol Kopete attempts to support) means you'll be interoperable.  Did I
> mention that communication is only possible if everyone is using the same
> protocol?

Yes, but Jabber is not the only standard internet protocol. SIMPLE 
(http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/simple-charter.html) is the competing 
standard and will probably reach RFC status this year. It also has some 
weight because the MSN client already seems to supports it and the FCC forces 
AOL to switch AIM to SIMPLE if they ever want to offer "next generation IM 
services" (voice, video). This was the condition for taking over the Warner 
Cable net. 
And beside that SIMPLE is compatible to SIP, so many VoIP gateways and IP 
phones like the ones from Cisco can already interoperate with SIMPLE. As well 
as the latest Netmeeting version (which switched from H.323 to SIP). 


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