Welcome to the first edition of our newsletter.
Eve Online, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game have announced that they are using Ejabberd in a new chat backend and ProcessOnce have written a a blog article about it.
Staying with games, Epic Games have written a postmortem of a service outage where they mention certain stats related to their usage of XMPP.
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Alex Rogers, who attended the 22nd XMPP summit and participated in discussions around the business case for federation, has been featured in an article from UC Today titled Integrating the Islands of IM: The Continual Rise of XMPP.
Alan R. Earls wrote an article for IoT Agenda discussing XMPP as protocol for Internet-of-Things applications: XMPP: IoT protocol winner, or second place to MQTT?
Arnaud Joset has created Errol, an XMPP Automatic file sender as well as a demonstration of website authentication with XMPP account.
Christian Schudt has written about his implementation of XEP-0390 Entity Capabilities 2.0 in Babbler, the Java XMPP library.
Jérôme Poisson has written about the 0.7 release of Salut à Toi, and the fact that its web frontend Libervia is now a web framework in Build a decentralized internet with Libervia (Salut à Toi).
Ivan Vučica compares IRC and XMPP in his blog post: What can XMPP do that IRC can’t?.
Paul Schaub has written about the new XEPs added to Smack.
German website Die Datenschutzhelden (The privacy heroes) wrote an article comparing XMPP/OMEMO with Whatsapp. Here is the Google machine translated version and the original German article: OMEMO: XMPP im Direktvergleich mit WhatsApp.
Server host xmpp.is wrote why they don’t fully support the “Jabber Spam Fighting Manifesto”.
Erlang Solutions have released MongooseIM 2.1.1
Tigase 7.1.3 has been released.
OpenFire 4.2.2 has been released.
W. Martin Borgert wrote Pain in the APT, which lets you “pester people about available package updates by email or jabber”.
There were 3.3.x releases of Converse.js.
Fork Awesome, a fork of Font Awesome which includes more community contributed icons, now has an XMPP icon.