Network based messaging
steve at bluehost.com
Fri Jul 25 11:44:16 MDT 2008
Steven Alligood wrote:
> Dave Smith wrote:
>> How about some good C++ and Python libraries for XMPP/Jabber and IRC?
> I use jabber for the office, 200+ users, and it works quite well.
> Openfire is the best for the office environment (most features
> implemented, stable, great admin interface, generally just works).
> It is written in java, but don't hold that against it, as it has the
> singular distinction as being the only java app I have ever used that
> doesn't weep memory, pound CPU, or overall run poorly. Quite an
> accomplishment, actually. Of course, it may be a little more than you
> are looking for in the case of this project.
> Some of the other jabber servers have less features implemented, but
> would work just fine for what you have described (aka, broadcast,
> etc). Jabberd2 was decent when last I used it (a few years ago), and
> was all cli based conf files, etc, and use a much smaller footprint
> that the Openfire. We went away from it solely to get the expanded
> features that Openfire has (audit logs, more plugins, gui admin
> As for libraries, I would check out the jabber.org site.
Oh, and I almost forgot the best part of jabber is the store and forward
type behavior. I don't know if it is what you want for your apps, but
if a client is offline, you can have the server keep all the messages
and send them to the client when he comes online.
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