Re: GNOME Chat and the future of instant messaging in gnome

2015-11-11 10:45 GMT-03:00 Adam Tauno Williams <awilliam whitemice org>:
> > I agree. Gnome 3 in the beginning had a strong integration with IM
> > systems. However, over time this has been set aside, and developed
> > an excellent IM application to the IRC protocol is most commonly
> > used for communication between developers (among other things).

+1 IRC.  IRC is a heavily used too often overlooked solution and

> > A new application or empathy, refocused on the use of SIP/SIMPLE
> > and XMPP/Jingle protocols, may be the best solution for GNOME RTC.

Another new app... sigh.   As a mere user of the GNOME DE [since before
the red-carpet Ximian days] there does seem to be a tragic amount of
re-invention in recent years; abandoning well-working featureful
application in favor of partially complete very limited applications
[like GNOME Music as one example].   It seems, even from my own
experience as a developer on other projects that Open Source actually
struggles to achieve a substantive degree of collaboration.

I disagree. Rewrite applications lightens the code, stabilize and allow the redesign of essential functions for the average user, there are a very good example is Polari (chat).

A new approach to support opensource and popular protocols (MTProto is popular), is to support features specific to each protocol.

To follow the trend, you can deploy double ticket, for in sending messages or voice messages in XMPP and SIP, but the application of telegram, impeccably managed content (links, videos, music and other media) and that could be imitated, but does not apply to other features such as channels. The same is if you want to support the XMPP chat rooms.

However, shared features like text and voice messaging, voice calls and video calls are welcome.
> Note: Do not forget another alternative being updated, as Ekiga.

Yes.  +1 Ekiga

Ekiga seems like a good alternative besides upgrading involves not only a new interface, also several changes inside the hood.
I wish that supports HD video call.


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