Now we have got a trusted SSL certificate for the HTTPS and TLS negotiation of the Jabber service and the web page. The certificates was donated from Steve Waite at GeoTrust, thank you very much 🙂
What this means to you users is that we no longer get a self-signed certificate error in web browsers or Jabber clients and a higher grade of security. Especially Psi I know had this message, and I have now tested with the new certificate and it is in the trusted CA list of Psi.
At the same time tonight as last night the server crashed with the same kernel panic. We have now reverted back to the old kernel. Tomorrow I will investigate the errors and see if I can find out what is wrong. We can also try an ever newer kernel.
Fingers crossed! 🙂
We had a kernel panic on the server tonight, possibly related to the kernel upgrade yesterday. Will investigate this more closely to find the problem but right now the server was just rebooted. All seems to be running fine for now at least 🙂
Now Microsoft has made a new Messenger, the one that will be the new version 8.0 when released. They have decided to give it a new name, Windows Live Messenger but it is really not that new. The beta testing is closed and distributed by invitations, and I got such an invitation from the py-transports mailing list and have therefor tested it. The client has new colors, a little fresher than the old, but I think many will have problems with the default orange :). Still it is full of comercials, buttons and stuff like the old one (I think it is becoming very bloated..!).
When it comes to the new stuff there will now be support for folder sharing, and offline message sending (which has been supported in ICQ forever, and in Jabber form the start!). The folder file sharing thing does not work yet but the offline message sending does. And I am happy to inform you that James on the PyMSNt devel team has already started to look into how to implement this support in the transport. Looking forward to that!
Soon the 0.11 version of the transport is ready, giving support for file transfers both ways with the new MSN Messenger clients. I have considered swapping the msn-beta over to the msn transport one of these days since the beta transport has proven pretty stable. Basically the only problems has been when upgrading it or when there has been problems with Ejabberd. I think hoever that the 0.11 release is pretty immident so I will wait for a few more days. Should there not come a realease we go over to running the CVS version in production for a while. Just note that the msn-beta users need to re-register on the msn transport since the msn-beta will be removed.
Finally we can announce the opening of Google Talk to the rest of the Jabber Network. We have already tested this on Jabber Norway and it works, but for now we should consider this a test phase. Nevertheless this is great news for Jabber and XMPP whom just got a great big stable server that is a good alternative to MSN, Yahoo and AIM.
For more information read Google Talkabout: XMPP Federation.