crossposted from here: https://lemmy.eus/post/10482
I believe that XMPP is one of the best protocols for chat communications there is, and I stand up for it. However, the clients that there are, are not comfortable for most people out there used to apps like Telegram, Whatsapp or whatever.
One can defend current XMPP clients saying that quoting with "> " is the traditional way, or that swiping to quote a message is not worth developing; I have plenty more examples like this.
Well, if you think so, OK, use those clients for yourself, but become aware that many people won’t use XMPP for just this reason.
After saying all this, I want to tell that I am willing to develop a new, modern looking and comfortable client for XMPP. I think of a client for Android in first instance, but I would have no problem on going further.
However, I don’t know programming, so I’m searching programmers who would like to get involved in this.
Although I’m not programmer, I have experience developing software projects, from internationalization to documentation, including ideas about features, testing and all other work there can be.
Will you help me spreading the word? :)
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Is there an open issue around that?
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Thanks, though it doesn’t seem a bad idea, to provide MIX, the thing is if other xmpp clients also support/adopt MIX, and also that it’s still experimental, and then migrating from MUC to MIX might be too much for some, but who knows… MIX seems still at very early stages, :( Hopefully someone offers to help Kaidan devs with MUC support. That particular dev indicating he would advocate for MIX, left the door open for someone else to work on MUC (it was just his preference to focus on MIX instead)… Kaidan really would have been my choice on the desktop, but now there are two major things to wait for, omemo support (ant to a level such that other clients support the same version), and MUC support, or MIX support combined with other clients also supporting MIX and contacts willing to move to new MIX groups.
Oh well, we’ll see. It still looks cute though…