There is one slide in my presentation on the State of the XMPP community that you should not miss out on: Conversations is getting support for Jingle audio/video calls. (Probably in early 2020)
1) there is a growing network of people working on a #public federated chat network based on XMPP. There has been a lot of activity in the space in recent years. This activity is partly due to the development sprints, many of which last year have been organized by @pep
2) a bunch of new (and existing) clients continue working on usability (cross platform, consistent UIs, support for mobile, end-to-end encryption). Particularly web clients such as ConverseJS by @jcbrand are promising.
3) A directory to search public discussion channels exists: https://search.jabbercat.org/rooms/1
4) Ongoing experimentation with what can be built on top of XMPP as a federated protocol by for example @Goffi
5) Conversations for Android has secured funding to implement a Voice / Video calls!
"Data isn’t the new oil, it’s the new CO2."
The absence of true price discovery in an increasingly financialized economy and the subsequent failure of the private sector to allocate capital in a manner that is productive and useful for societies. https://twitter.com/katieeeeebell/status/1155958313579732992
"An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it." - Paul Valery
I was reminded of this quote as I cut the 5.0.0 release of Converse.js #XMPP client last night.
This is a huge (yuuuge) release, but there is still much more that could be done and bugs that aren't yet fixed. Alas, I ran out of time.
A big new feature is support for XEP-0198 stream management with websocket. I'm now only using BOSH as a fallback, otherwise it's not really necessary.
So WhatsApp scans your content as you create it, if it find anything of interest it will silently send it to FB servers for analysis (all pre-encryption on the device side). Basically wiretapping on device. Pretty horrible stuff! https://twitter.com/paul_shetler/status/1155301922603094016
The efficiency of LEDs.
In the USSR two things could land you in prison: not having a job (known as social parasitism or idling) or entrepreneurship. There's a significant overlap between these two groups of people, and that's where most of the economic output of capitalism comes from.
After a short but uneventful beta period, we've released Openfire 4.4.0! Get it while it's hot! More details at https://discourse.igniterealtime.org/t/openfire-4-4-0-release/
In order to get elected, @BarackObama@twitter.com will start a war with Iran.
Who remembers this classic article in The Independent from December 1993?
The best pull request in 2017
To go on sale in the US this month: Lenovo ThinkPad P laptops with Ubuntu.
Dell may be the best-known Linux laptop vendor right now, but Lenovo is looking to muscle in on the pre-installed Linux machine market.
Shipping Linux on high-end, premium machines like these is indicative of one thing: demand.
Lenovo is clearly hearing from its customers, from businesses, and from developers that they want LINUX out of the box.
"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years." MARK TWAIN
You can add Nintendo to the list of companies that uses #XMPP to push notifications to devices.
Software development and electronic music.
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