Support for Jabber XEP-0280, "Carbons"
|Reported by:||bitlbee@…||Owned by:|
|Keywords:||jabber xep 0280 carbons multi-client mobile patch||Cc:|
|IRC client+version:||Client-independent||Operating System:||Public server|
In todays communications-world with a ever growing dualism of users using both desktop, and mobile platorms (smartphones, tablets, etc) at the same time, good support for those use-cases is important.
For one thing, consider the use-case where a user has a jabber client (bitlbee) running and connected on a desktop box, and has to leave taking his/her smartphones with a mobile jabber client with him. Now a friend has something important to tell him (maybe his/her GF/BF wants her/him to buy additional tomatoes), and sends a jabber message. On some clients you can choose the resource to send to, other attempt to identify the correct resource by other means, even others don't even try to care. This is where carbons comes in handy: If configured, the user is sure to receive this message or a copy on his/her mobile client.
With support for carbons in prosody, and soon in yaxim, an android jabber client, it'd be great to have some desktop client support it. My favorite is bitlbee, so i'd be really grateful if this could be implemented soon!
- Dario Ernst