[Telepathy] status of empathy and XMPP in telepathy

Michael Vetter jubalh at openmailbox.org
Fri Apr 29 09:32:27 UTC 2016

On Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:52:06 +0200
Daniel Pocock <daniel at pocock.pro> wrote:
> telepathy-gabble appears to be based on the telepathy-glib bindings
> A lot of the newer work appears to be using TelepathyQt instead of
> telepathy-glib.  My first suggestion would be to look for any attempts
> to do XMPP with TelepathyQt or possible start such an implementation.
> Look at how I started the telepathy-resiprocate project for an
> example.

Is this a good idea if I want to help improve Empathy? I am not sure if
a GNOME project will use Qt.

> Secondly, telepathy-gabble has a focus on the Google Talk version of
> XMPP, especially for voice and video.
> - the NAT traversal parameters are hard-coded to use Google servers,
> making it useless if neither user is a Google account
> - this Google emphasis is irrelevant now anyway, since Google is not
> supporting XMPP properly at all any more.
> Bottom line: don't be afraid to lose the Google support, go for
> standard ICE and TURN.

That should definitely changed.
However I am still uncertain on how to proceed here.
Someone showing me the way into the project would be good.

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