I know I haven’t released an official version 1.0 of JWGC yet, but I’m considering cleaning the current code up just a tad and releasing it and then moving on to 2.0 stuff. Here’s a big part of what I’m considering… I’m thinking about ditching the current XMPP and such handling code and going with a library that’s out there in the world somewhere. Thing is, I haven’t seen any c-based XMPP/Jabber libraries. I’ve seen Java and C++ and … you get the idea. Part of my reason for posting this is the hope that someone reading knows of a simple c-code library and that I just haven’t keyed the right search string into google. I’ve had some great suggestions from folk from time to time. I’d like to pursue them. But things would go a lot smoother if I didn’t have to reinvent the wheel with the actual Jabber/XMPP library part of it. =)
Well, I have switched to a ‘managed install’ of serendipity. This is a service provided by Modevia (my hosts for blathersource.org) that means I don’t have to maintain -yet another- piece of software. ;D (by maintain I mean, watch for updates, and that sort of thing) That said, I am going to create a theme for serendipity that makes it look like the rest of the blathersource site.
That said, I added a new navigation bar to all of the related sites and am working on adding a forum component. While I do like the informalness of a mailing list from time to time, I also like to pose questions periodically and a forum seems like a better place to do that. Primarily, if I pose something on the mailing list, new people joining the list miss it, and on top of that, I and others forget it (ie, it gets lost in their inbox). So I think this’ll be nifty. I decided to go with Unclassified NewsBoard. I like the layout and that it has built-in jabber support. Theming it isn’t entirely intuitive, but that’s ok, I’ve got it. I just need to tweak a few fonts and integrate the authentication mechanisms with blathersource proper and I’ll be done.
Going to tweak a few things in blathercore. Want to go ahead and get jabber notifications working. Get that rolling and at least tested out. Still need to get around to letting OTHER people get notified of changes. =D