jabberd2 win32 project & build updated22 May 2007
Normally there are several Windows XMPP servers, most of them are commercial and the freeware or open-source rest is based on Python, Erlang or Java. Those I believe are useful, but I don’t think they are suitable for Windows server deployment mostly because they are bloated with those scripting languages. Sometime I should explain why I don’t like Java for solid development. :P
While jabberd2 is light and native open-source written in C XMPP server, it doesn’t officially support Windows. Well it states it does, but this support was done somewhere for early versions of 1.4/2.0, but normally there’s no way to compile it on Windows using anything else than Cygwin.
My aim was to get a XMPP server that is small, free.. and not dependent on external libraries. So it is jabberd2 win32. The download is 1.11 MB + VC8 CRT which is 2.55MB, so 3.66 MB all together. No much for such a pretty software, huh ?
I hope someone except me and my co-workers will find this port useful. I hope someday XMPP to get more popular; this is my piece into this idea.
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