[IAEP] Default Collaboration Server

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 10:46:47 EST 2016

+1  The privacy argument is a strong one.


On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 5:14 AM, Sam P. <sam at sam.today> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Currently Sugar defaults to using "jabber.sugarlabs.org" as a
> collaboration server in Sugar on a Stick and other GNU distros (fedora,
> debian, etc.).  However, I propose that we change the default (this
> release!) to use the local network (telepathy salut).  This is a feature is
> that is already in sugar, and is used on XOs and normal computers.
> Why?
> * Better activity support.  Tubes are supported by salut, but not by
> gabble (server based collab.).  This means that activities that haven't
> been ported this cycle (most of them) will still work under salut (proposed
> default), but will not work under gabble (current default)
> * More contextual neighbourhood view.  You only see people on your local
> WiFi (or wired) network.  This is more helpful for finding your friends
> than the trawling the crowded jabber.sugarlabs.org neighbourhood.
> * More features.  File transfers work via salut, but not via
> jabber.sugarlabs.org
> * More speed and less lag.  Jabber.sugarlabs.org is hosted in the mit.
> While that is good if you are a student at the mit, it is very laggy if you
> are in say Australia.  I prefer near instant collaberation provided by my
> local network.  Even if you are at the mit, your wifi router is still
> closer than jabber.sugarlabs.org (hopefully)
> * Privacy.  Users (specifically kids) aren't by default sharing their
> names and colours online and inviting others to send them things.
> Is this ok?  Will defaulting to use salut (local network) cause any issues
> for anyone?  Is this ok for the 108 cycle?
> Thanks,
> Sam
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Walter Bender
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