Transports migrated to Spectrum

ICQ, MSN, AIM, Yahoo! and J2J (XMPP) transports were migrated to Spectrum transports yesterday evening and night.

After accidentally stumbled upon Spectrum (thanks to Flo!) I started the migration right away. The old PyXXXt transports were a huge pain long enough (PyMSNt for example created 800GB of traffic each month, alltogether the PyXXXt transports used 90% CPU when running a certain amount of time – which is the reason why we restart the Jabber related services every night) so I was very happy to see a young and well looked after project which really works a lot better. I’m quite enthusiastic at the moment. ;-)

All users and settings were migrated without problems, so maybe you haven’t even noticed that something has changed on the server.

The Gadu-Gadu (GG) Transport will also migrated to Spectrum, but I haven’t managed the migration of the user data yet.

ICQ Transport users please note, that charset was set to ISO-8859-15 – which should be a good choice for European users (German umlauts, other special characters etc). If you experience problems, please change the charset (to utf8 for example) of your ICQ Transport account by clicking on “Register” in the context menu of icq.jabber.hot-chilli.net. You can find this in the Jabber service discovery.

AIM Transport users please note, that the new AIM transport service seems to be a little unstable right now and has to be restarted from time to time. I will take a closer look in the next days.

J2J (XMPP) Transport users please note, that it was not possible to migrate the remote roster data to the new transport service. But as I noticed the remote roster is downloaded during the first connect.

Until now I cannot say if the nightly restart of the Jabber services at 3am CET/CEST is still necessary. The next days or weeks will tell. Stay tuned.

If you should experience problems with the new transport services please contact us in support@conference.jabber.hot-chilli.net.

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7 thoughts on “Transports migrated to Spectrum”

  1. Are there any plans to add transports for now-popular services like WhatsApp? There are some projects like transwhat that you could look into, as well as the libpurple plugin for spectrum2 that’ll give you access to a variety of services.

    1. I don’t know of there is a tutorial. Maybe here.

      What I know is that there is a migration script for all PyXXXt transports which are based on xml-files:
      /usr/share/doc/spectrum-dev/examples/py-transport2spectrum

  2. Thanks to you, I accidentally stumbled upon Spectrum too and replaced these old flaky python scripts.