Tag Archives: Spectrum

Twitter migrated to Spectrum 2

Along with other transports in the last days and weeks Twitter was migrated to Spectrum 2 today.

With Twitter you have some more features. Instead of using the personal messages from twitter.com@twitter.jabber.hot-chilli.net you can use your personal Twitter chatroom at #twitter@twitter.jabber.hot-chilli.net.

Sending #help to the Twitter transport gives you this:

#status ==> Update your status
#timeline [username] ==> Retrieve ‘s timeline; Default – own timeline
@ ==> Send a directed message to the user
#retweet ==> Retweet the tweet having id
#follow ==> Follow user
#unfollow ==> Stop Following user
#mode [012] ==> Switch mode to 0(single), 1(multiple) or 2(chatroom)
#help ==> Print this help message

First status information after migration

Ok, the main virtual host jabber.hot-chilli.net and all private virtual hosts moved to the new server today. Also the website and the transport data.

“Transport data” because the transports itself do not run, yet. We need some help from Spectrum maintainers – maybe there is something basicly wrong with the new config files or Spectrum 2 is still too buggy. We will see. Until then please stay tuned and be patient – we do not want to have the transports offline for a long time, but it can take some days.

Also Prosody is having some issues on which we are working hard, especially the maintainer of Prosody, MattJ. Our server is having a lot of load, also “crazy” users 😉 and a Debian system which seems to create more problems with Prosody than other Linux distributions. So if the Jabber server itself is offline from time to time in the next days, we are working on it.

Migration to Prosody and Spectrum 2

Mainly because of performance issues we will migrate the server from ejabberd to Prosody in the next days or weeks. Also the Spectrum 1 transports will be migrated to Spectrum 2. To create the less disturbance possible we migrate everything to a new server machine.

Anyway there will be downtimes, because sometime we have to migrate the user data and switch the DNS records.

As you can imagine some things will change in the future, which is perfectly normal when using a complete different software. We will try to keep as many feature we offer today plus adding the benefits and features of the new software to the server.

We will keep you posted, this was just intended to be a first basic information.

Ideas, suggestions, questions? Write us! 🙂

Remote roster feature renames buddies in Jabber roster

We noticed that buddies in Jabber roster are now renamed into the original names from the legacy networks, e.g. ICQ or Facebook.

This affects just local transport users as remote roster only works on the same server.

Sorry about that… But now the rosters are synced and renaming the contacts will also rename the contacts in the legacy network roster. If renaming in the legacy network is not supported the databases of Jabber and the transport service are synced anyway.

ICQ transport problems

We experienced problems with ICQ transport the last days. According to the developers of Spectrum this is a “glib poll” issue. epoll unfortunally does not work with glib (yet).

Therefore Spectrum ICQ transport now uses libev3 and epoll.

It looks good at the moment, I hope it stays that way. We will see what happens during the next days as our server is the only server which runs this configuration. Not even the Spectrum developers were able to test it, yet. 😉