[OTR-dev] OTR support for Gajim

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Tue Aug 30 13:14:08 EDT 2011

On 8/25/11 2:30 AM, Sven Moritz Hallberg wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Aug 2011 10:20:26 -0600, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
>> On 8/22/11 3:03 PM, Sven Moritz Hallberg wrote:
>>> On Thu, 18 Aug 2011 22:12:36 +0200, Jonathan Schleifer <js-otrim at webkeks.org> wrote:
>>>> There was a lot of code, but libotr just wants to be that
>>>> three-line drop in, so you lose a lot of flexibility which you need to
>>>> properly support XMPP with all it's features.
>>> out of curiosity, what are examples of those XMPP features?
>> XMPP is used for many things other than sending human-readable IMs.
>> [...]
>> Ideally, a future version of OTR would have a mode that enables people
>> to send this kind of information, instead of just XML character data
>> like the "foo" in <message><body>foo</body></message>.
> this would necessarily be an XMPP-specific adaptation. there's nothing
> wrong with that, i think it would be a good idea to make one. but it's
> separate from the transport-agnostic "base case" currently catered to by
> libotr.
> i was wondering if there are XMPP specialities that actually interfere
> with implementing that text-IM-only base case?

The text-only-IM case works fine right now in XMPP. But we'd like to
encrypt more than just text-only IM.


Peter Saint-Andre

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