[kwlug-disc] Google Hangouts (now?) a Skype killer?

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Thu Sep 26 10:43:52 EDT 2013


Could this be it?

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/13/09/26/1344238/gmail-chatgtalk-sending-chats-to-wrong-recipients

http://www.google.com/appsstatus#hl=en&v=issue&ts=1380254399000&sid=3&iid=2115900d3a8ac9a969139e5db5f60052


On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 9:19 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> Bob and I did a VERY quick test.
>
> Conversation started from Xabber/Android, responded to via Pigdgin/Linux
> (I believe), continued via Gtalk/Windows, with responses from
> Xabber/Android.
>
> Hangouts saw nothing. I added Bob to contacts, which it found fine, but he
> saw nothing from it in his XMPP clients.
>
> - in the process found out a PGP replacement beastie OTR exists, which
> Xabber supports. (At one point things went a little strange, gtalk sending
> gibberish, which I suspect was encrypted when it wasn't supposed to be, or
> vice versa - but that didn't last long.)
>
> In other recent experience I saw gtalk and Hangouts cross pollinate almost
> seamlessly. So perhaps Hangouts / XMPP really is an iffy thing.
>
>
> On 13-09-25 04:56 PM, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> .
> .
>
> .
>
>>
>> If anyone's up to experimenting, my XMPP address is bjonkman at sobac.com
>> and I'd be happy to see if Hangout-XMPP communication is possible.
>>
>> --Bob.  xmpp:bjonkman at sobac.com
>>
>
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