[RCD] Building a XMPP plugin for Roundcube

Patrick Nagel mail at patrick-nagel.net
Tue Oct 12 08:04:59 CEST 2010


On 2010-10-10 12:24 UTC Julien Vehent wrote:
> I want a XMPP plugin for Roundcube, and have been doing research on how to
> build it. It seems that Strophe.js and jquery would provide a fine
> solution, this is the direction taken by Drupal's DXMPP plugin and a few
> others.

When I first saw Google's instant messaging integration into GMail, I was very 
irritated. I had not logged into "My Grand Communication Centre", no, I had 
logged into "Google Mail". So why can I chat there? IM is about as relevant to 
mailing as taking a photo is to painting.

So, while I'd love to see a "Roundcube WebIM", that can re-use the same 
address book, and have the same look and feel, I *really* wouldn't like to see 
the two integrated the way GMail does it.

If I want integration of the two (plus a few other great things), I want Wave 
(as in Google Wave, or now, Wave in a Box). But until people are able to 
handle that kind of communication tool, a few more years will pass, I guess.

Btw., when I first read the subject of your mail, I thought that you want to 
create some plugin that can use XMPP to notify about new mail. That would be 
something useful, too - and it doesn't require a line of JavaScript. Although 
I guess that it would probably be better to implement this kind of thing as a 
mail server plugin (e.g. for Dovecot).


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