XMPP Newsletter, 08 Nov 2019, Sprints, IoT, and early Twitter

Welcome to the XMPP newsletter covering the month of October 2019.

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QuickBlox has written a blog post about the use of XMPP in 2019.

Quickblox examples

Martin aka debacle wrote an short piece about Dino and other updated software in Debian.

Ben Kwiecien rediscovered XMPP after years and compared ejabberd and Prosody in setting up a mobile friendly server.

Neetesh Mehrotra wrote about XMPP as a Communication Protocol for the IoT, comparing it to MQTT and HTTP.

Jon Erlichman published a photo of an early sketch of Twitter in 2005 by Jack Dorsey… which features Jabber at the core.

Jack Dorsey’s 2005 Twitter

And last but not least, there are translations everywhere! The newsletter for the last month has been translated in German and Spanish!


Erlang Solutions republished their tutorial on how to build a complete iOS messaging app using XMPPframework, with its part 2.


The pace of local meetings and sprints is still high within the XMPP community.

pep tells us the story of the “Sprint in the cold north”, with sauna and crêpes, working on new groupchat bookmarks specification, file transfer interoperability issues, and a future landing page for new XMPP users.


Software releases


Erlang Solutions has released MongooseIM 3.5.0 (go check the changelog), and published an article on GDPR in instant messaging.

This month the Ignite Realtime community has released:

Marek Foss has announced ejabberd 19.09.1.

Clients and applications

Apps for users have been updated:

Salut à Toi progress notes for week 42 and week 44 have been published.


QXmpp has been released in versions 1.0.1 and 1.1.0.

Extensions and specifications

Last Call

Title: XMPP Compliance Suites 2020

Abstract: This document defines XMPP application categories for different use cases (Core, Web, IM, and Mobile), and specifies the required XEPs that client and server software needs to implement for compliance with the use cases.

URL: https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0423.html


  • Version 0.5.0 of XEP-0405 (Mediated Information eXchange (MIX): Participant Server Requirements) has been released.
  • Version 0.3.0 of XEP-0402 (Bookmarks 2 (This Time it’s Serious)) has been released.

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