Welcome to the XMPP Newsletter, great to have you here again! This issue covers the month of June & July 2023. Many thanks to all our readers and all contributors!
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- The first blog post, detailing the plan to implement basic group chat functionality.
- The second blog post, describing the plans to bring a basic implementation of XEP-0045 into Moxxy’s XMPP library moxxmpp.
- The third blog post, sketching the frontend implementation plan.
- XMPP Office Hours: available on our YouTube channel
- Berlin XMPP Meetup (remote): monthly meeting of XMPP enthusiasts in Berlin, every 2nd Wednesday of the month
- XMPP Italian happy hour: monthly Italian XMPP web meeting, starting May 16th and then every third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM (online event, with web meeting mode and live streaming).
- Une messagerie instantanée qui respecte vos libertés ?[FR]: Through a brief history of the web, in order to depict its current centralization and its problems, Adrien Bourmault, member of the XMPP Standards Foundation, will introduce you to the problems problems posed by non-free instant messaging, based on centralized applications and services. He will also explore the solutions offered by decentralization and free software with XMPP. See the video below.
- A new place for poezio and slixmpp.
- Elbe-Sprint Hamburg 2023: Post-Sprint Summary
- OpenPGP & PGPainless
- [Creating an OpenPGP Web-of-Trust Implementation – Knitting a Net](
- PGPainless meets the Web-of-Trust
- Two thoughts on killing decentralized networks:
- XMPP - Teil 2 - XMPP etwas genauer [DE]
- JMP is launched and out of Beta
- Cheogram Android version
2.12.1-6adds per-account colours, per-account quiet hours, thumb hash previews of un-downloaded files, and more.
- Libervia progress note 2023-W22 on A/V Implementation, ActivityPub Gateway and more.
- Dino 0.4.3 has been released.
- Movim 0.22.2 is out.
- The ejabberd mod_s3_upload module gained support for the use of a separate download host. This allows clients to download media content from a statically hosted S3 bucket. Initially, this feature was proposed to allow ejabberd to integrate with Garage, an open-source distributed object storage service tailored for self-hosting.
- New website and xmpp.rs version 0.4 release: After more than 3 and a half years since the last release (version 0.3 in septembre 2019), xmpp-rs developers are happy to announce xmpp-rs version 0.4.0. If you don’t know about xmpp-rs, those are Rust crates for interoperable and federated instant messaging and other social networking applications.
- omemo_dart released version 0.5.0, which finally allows Moxxy to establish stable OMEMO:2 sessions between two Moxxy clients.
- Openfire inVerse plugin v10.1.4-1 has been released
- A feature-rich Matrix to XMPP puppeteering gateway, based on slidge and nio.
- From the ignite realtime community:
Developers and other standards experts from around the world collaborate on these extensions, developing new specifications for emerging practices, and refining existing ways of doing things. Proposed by anybody, the particularly successful ones end up as Final or Active - depending on their type - while others are carefully archived as Deferred. This life cycle is described in XEP-0001, which contains the formal and canonical definitions for the types, states, and processes. Read more about the standards process. Communication around Standards and Extensions happens in the Standards Mailing List (online archive).
The XEP development process starts by writing up an idea and submitting it to the XMPP Editor. Within two weeks, the Council decides whether to accept this proposal as an Experimental XEP.
- Reporting Account Affiliations
- This specification documents a way for an XMPP server to report to other entities the relationship it has with a user on its domain.
- No new XEPs this month.
If an experimental XEP is not updated for more than twelve months, it will be moved off Experimental to Deferred. If there is another update, it will put the XEP back onto Experimental.
- No XEPs deferred this month.
- Version 0.2.0 of XEP-0317 (Hats)
- Select a syntax for hats. (mw)
- Version 0.1.2 of XEP-0453 (DOAP usage in XMPP)
- Fix XMLNS typo (spw)
Last calls are issued once everyone seems satisfied with the current XEP status. After the Council decides whether the XEP seems ready, the XMPP Editor issues a Last Call for comments. The feedback gathered during the Last Call can help improve the XEP before returning it to the Council for advancement to Stable.
- No Last Call this month.
- No XEP moved to stable this month.
- No XEP deprecated this month.
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This is a community effort, and we would like to thank translators for their contributions. Volunteers are welcome! Translations of the XMPP Newsletter will be released here (with some delay):
- English (original): xmpp.org
- General contributors: Adrien Bourmault (neox), Alexander “PapaTutuWawa”, Arne, cal0pteryx, emus, Licaon_Kter, Ludovic Bocquet, melvo, MSavoritias (fae,ve), nicola, XSF iTeam
- French: jabberfr.org and linuxfr.org
- Translators: Adrien Bourmault (neox), alkino, anubis, Arkem, Benoît Sibaud, mathieui, nyco, Pierre Jarillon, Ppjet6, Ysabeau
- German: xmpp.org and anoxinon.de
- Translators: Jeybe, wh0nix
- Italian: notes.nicfab.eu
- Translators: nicola
- Spanish: xmpp.org
- Translators: daimonduff, TheCoffeMaker
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