RT Messaging Coming To Mozilla
Tuesday September 7th, 1999
Our third news item of the day is again about third-party Mozilla development. Jeremie Miller writes in with this announcement about Jabber, a universal, real-time messaging client:
"Jabber.org is announcing an effort to create a universal real-time messaging client integrated with Mozilla.
The Jabber team has been designing and developing an architecture for real-time messaging that is fully open, utilizes an XML based protocol, will support the IETF/IMPP developments, and can bridge transparently to 3rd party messaging services such as IRC, ICQ, and AIM.
We are very excited to join the two open-source efforts and create an integrated Jabber client for Mozilla. The combination will significantly enhance the communication power and functionality available within the Mozilla browser and create a standard and powerful client for Jabber.
The initial Mozilla-based client is in its early stages and will exist within the sidebar. We are working with the Mozilla team to contribute our development into the main Mozilla codebase and utilize the mozilla.org site for announcements, FAQs, and other documents. Over the next few weeks the Jabber client should be available in CVS and the real-time messaging area on mozilla.org updated. We are anticipating a working client and some test servers to be online by the end of September.
If anyone is interested in learning more about Jabber, please visit http://jabber.org/. If you have any questions or would like to contribute to this, please feel free to contact the Jabber team at email@example.com."
Awesome news. An IRC client and a RT-messaging client, both done third-party! Woohoo!
#1 Make it optional
Tuesday September 7th, 1999 9:26 AM
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It'd be great to see all these add-ons be available as part of the official Netscape Communicator 5.0 release but I believe they should ensure that it is optional. Would it be possible to add these features as plugins that could be downloaded and then they'd automatically be added to the Communicator tasks menu. This would also make it easier to upgrade individual components.
BTW keep up the good work. Who say's there's no external developers for Mozilla??