[ubuntu-uk] Openfire

Matthew Wild mwild1 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 16 19:42:55 BST 2010

On 15 October 2010 22:18, Chris Rowson <christopherrowson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just wondered if anyone on the list is using the Openfire Jabber server?

Jabber \o/

> What I'd like to do is use any old Jabber compliant client with the
> video handled by the client. I have Googled around this but don't seem
> to be able to find any definitive answer.

The Openfire Red5 plugin as far as I know (I've never used it myself)
is non-standard so I don't think it will work with any client other
than their own (Spark).

The standard Jabber voice/video protocol ("Jingle") is
server-independent, and should work with any client that supports it.
Popular clients I know support it are Empathy, Pidgin, Psi (might be
voice only...), and Gajim. Support in many of them is relatively new,
the latest Gajim with support may not yet be in the repositories yet
for example. Pidgin and Psi both support Windows. Psi might be
voice-only at the moment, I haven't tested it myself.

In theory Jingle-capable clients shall also be able to communicate
with Google Talk clients when Google update it to use the latest
version of the protocol, but we'll have to hold on for now...

As for choice of server - if you get tired of Openfire I couldn't not
recommend the one I work on, Prosody. It's in the repos :)

Good luck,

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