XMPP file transfer

Stephen Eilert spedrosa at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 15:06:49 EST 2007

Gal Topper wrote:
> Hi Prateek,
> GTalk uses libjingle
> <http://code.google.com/apis/talk/libjingle/index.html> for
> file-transfers, while pidgin follows the XEP-0096
> <http://www.xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0096.html> standard. So there's an
> obvious incompatibility there, which i believe the GTalk client
> enforces upon sending (by notifying the user that the other side does
> not support that kind of file transfer).
> Pidgin is able to transfer files at LAN speeds when both sides are on
> the same network because it supports direct file transfers over XMPP
> (jabber). That means that no proxy is used, but the jabber server is
> used as normal (for notifying the other side of the transfer details,
> and other things).
> Gal
That is interesting.

Any plans to support GTalk's file-transfer mechanism?


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