XMPP Roundup on new and updated software

 Posted on April 23, 2010 |  4 minutes |  XMPP Roundup |  Nyco

Welcome to the 14th Roundup of the XMPP community, part dedicated to new and updated software.

This is brought to you by Nÿco and Neustradamus, with the help of Kevin, Johann, David, Will and Florian.



Pigeon is a chat client for XMPP and ICQ available on the Windows Mobile platform.

Cleartext ESM (Enterprise Social Messaging)

David Banes from Cleartext, will release the Cleartext ESM desktop client beta, an XMPP chat and microblogging client.

open-chats-xmpp 0.2 for Pidgin

Matej Cepl has written open-chats-xmpp, a simple Perl scripts that opens auto-join bookmarks in Pidgin, using PubSub for bookmarks storage.


Poezio is an IRC-style XMPP/Jabber client: it lets you connect anonymously and join MUC, but does not have one-to-one chat built in.


Jabbin, the Psi fork (and only client that has implemented the deprecated TINS in the past), has resurected and is available in beta.


Oyo is a web chat client relying on the Smack library.

Pandion 2.6.90

Sebastiaan Deckers has announced the release of Pandion 2.6.90, with many improvements, including a reworked UI and architecture, as well as a switch to the GPLv3 license.


qutIM is a “free open-source multiprotocol (ICQ, Jabber/GTalk/Ya.Online/LiveJournal.com, Mail.Ru, IRC) instant messenger for Windows and Linux systems”.

Beem for Android

Beem is an XMPP client for Android phones and devices, released under the GPLv3 license.


OneTeam, an XMPP desktop client developped by ProcessOne since 2006, is now in private alpha.

MCabber 0.10.0

MCabber is a full-featured GPL console XMPP client for Unix-like systems.

OneTeam for GTalk and TextOne

ProcessOne has released two new iPhone applications. The first one is a GTalk chat client with push, and the second one is TextOne, a messaging application that replaces the SMS application, without presence, but with groupchat and push.

Papaya 0.2

Papaya Project has released Papaya 0.2 (Mobile version based on Fennec).


Jappix is fresh new XMPP client for the web. Developped by Vanaryon (Valérian Saliou), and published under the AGPL license in version 0.1, it looks nice and very promising.


Jingle Nodes for ejabberd

Johann Prieur has contributed a Jingle Nodes module for ejabberd: mod_jinglenodes.

WebSockets for Prosody

Ali Sabil has contributed a WebSocket module for Prosody: mod_websocket.

xmpp.js: Server-side XMPP in Javascript

Mathew Wild has released, as announced at FOSDEM, his xmpp.js library that is based on Node.js.

Prosody 0.7.0 RC1

Prosody 0.7.0 RC1 is ready for wide testing. It includes a large number of improvements.

Tigase XMPP server 5.0.0

Tigase XMPP server 5.0.0 is available for download. The changelog is long (bottom of page), but as a summary, this version adds Component Connections (XEP-0225), stringprep support, fixes in s2s, a new server configuration framework, scripting available for all server components



StropheCappuccino is a JavaScript library binding for the Cappuccino framework, that enables real-time web apps.


Missus is a PHP library in the early stage of development, released under the LGPL.


Ahoy is a Ruby library for serverles messaging, using Bonjour/DNSDS/mDNS and XMPP.

Those that don’t fit the above categories (but still rock!)

twitter-xmpp bot

Uriah Welcome has developped twitter-xmpp, a simple Twitter to XMPP bot, with oauth.

PAD-XMPP: People Are Ducks

Tim Bielawa has released PAD-XMPP, a personal project for learning erlang and XMPP.

karaka: XMPP to Skype gateway

Neil Stratford has released karaka, an XMPP transport for Skype, using Skype API, written in Python, and published under GPLv2.

Archipel: an XMPP-based orchestrator for virtualization

Archipel, an AGPL software developed by Antoine Mercadal, is an XMPP-based orchestrator for virtualization.

Spectrum 0.2: a XMPP transport/gateway

Spectrum, a GNU GPL software developed by Jan Kaluža, is a XMPP transport/gateway that supports several networks: AIM, Facebook, Gadu-Gadu, ICQ, IRC, MSN, SIMPLE, Twitter and XMPP. The second stable version has been released.

Real-time shared HTML+CSS edition in Kompozer: sxEdit

According to Fabien Cazenave, who has given a lightning talk at FOSDEM, KompoZer, the Gecko-based HTML+CSS editor will gain real-time shared edition features based on XMPP: sxEdit is the product name.

Pocho the bot

Mauro Pompilio has released Pocho, a Ruby bot for chatrooms.

Bonita gets an XMPP connector

Bonita is an opensource BPM software (Business Process Management). It has received contributions for an XMPP connector.


Grégoire Ménuel has released Omnipresence, a presence to web service, that will let users show their presence on websites.


The OSAMI Service Orchestration has received an XMPP Bundle.


idzHXR is a plugin under MIT license which allows Strophe to work without any cross domain policy limitation.

Ohm Studio

Ohm Studio is a real-time collaborative audio sequencer that will enable any musician to collaboratively edit and mix music with any other musician in the world.

Remote controlled presentation

Christopher Zorn has hacked s5 (web-based presentation tool) to control remotely a presentation via XMPP. This use the Strophe.js library, the Speeqe client, and it all happens over XMPP (BOSH) and PubSub.

There finishes this Roundup. You are encouraged to talk about it everywhere, and contribute to it.