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Ticket #1902 (closed enhancement: wontfix)

Opened 2013-06-03T16:31:37-05:00

Last modified 2014-05-01T14:09:42-05:00

Investigate a better chat service

Reported by: dscho Owned by: dscho
Priority: major Milestone: imagej2-unscheduled
Component: Server Admin Version:
Severity: serious Keywords:
Cc: curtis Blocked By:
Blocking: #1711


So far, we relied on IRC. The problem is that it is really unreliable (due to net splits which can lose important messages).

So let's investigate whether we can have chat rooms with Jabber, too.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 2013-06-03T16:41:56-05:00 by dscho

I played with this a bit:

  • added a new vhost (alias on dev
  • installed  OpenFire 3.8.2
  • followed the instructions from the  Candy Chat Wiki, in particular:
    • enabled Server>Server Settings>HTTP Binding
    • created imagej-devel@… via Group Chat>Room Administration>Create new room
    • enable the Client Control plugin to support autojoin via Plugins>Available Plugins
    • added a new group bookmark for all Users with Auto-Join enabled via Server>Client Management>Group Chat Bookmarks
  • cloned  Candy Chat
  • modified the Candy Chat example and put it into the root of

To try, you need to edit your /etc/hosts to include a mapping from to dev and direct your web browser to

Things to to now:

  • Decide whether we should use that room instead of IRC
  • Find where the logs are stored
  • Maybe add ourselves as registered users?
  • Link to that room from

comment:2 Changed 2013-06-04T14:56:06-05:00 by dscho

Seems as if it does not handle Jabber accounts from other servers properly. Probably due to the lack of a properly signed certificate is my guess...

comment:3 Changed 2013-07-25T13:41:22-05:00 by bdezonia

  • Blocking 1711 added

comment:4 Changed 2014-05-01T14:09:42-05:00 by curtis

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

Unfortunately, it is too time-consuming and difficult to get Jabber working properly. We do not have time; IRC is "good enough" for daily use.