Recently we changed our IRC transport from Spectrum 2 to biboumi. If you are using the IRC transport you might have noticed it already. ;-) If not and you will use it in the future we hope you like it.
We changed the configuration from “One transport per one IRC network” (we used irc.freenode.org) to “One transport for more IRC networks”. This affects how you must connect to a room. The format is: #email@example.com
For more information please see the transport description.
The Spectrum transport services are down at the moment. It will take one to three days until these services are up again. Mostly because we are about to move all Jabber related services to a new machine. So please stay tuned.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org you can use your personal Twitter chatroom at #email@example.com.
Sending #help to the Twitter transport gives you this:
==> Update your status
#timeline [username] ==> Retrieve
‘s timeline; Default – own timeline
==> Send a directed message to the user
==> Retweet the tweet having id
==> Follow user
==> Stop Following user
#mode  ==> Switch mode to 0(single), 1(multiple) or 2(chatroom)
#help ==> Print this help message
The three transports finally work again. Thank you for your patience.
The other transports like SMS, Disk and JMC will follow asap. Please stay tuned.
All Spectrum based transports (ICQ, MSN, AIM, Yahoo, GG…) are up and running again for half a day now. For a complete list see the sidebar widget on the right side of the webpage.
There is still a lot of work to do, we will keep you posted.
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.
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! :-)