[Adium-devl] Adium iPhone
evan.s at dreskin.net
Thu Jan 22 19:00:13 UTC 2009
On Jan 22, 2009, at 1:56 PM, Andreas Monitzer wrote:
> On Jan 22, 2009, at 19:48, Evan Schoenberg wrote:
>> This theoretical proxy server would need to have some sort of login
>> scheme - registration for Adium users making using of this iPhone
>> app, with the same information in both Adium on the desktop and the
> Not necessarily... But more information on that push notification
> thingy would be needed for this.
>>> Yes, you would need to have an Adium client running on a machine
>>> that's accessible from the Internet for that. Port forwarding on
>>> the router would work, too, though (even via uPnP).
>> Seems like a lot of 'givens'... a fully serverside connectivity
>> solution just seems cleaner and more reliable. You mention that
>> there are problems with serverside solutions that phoning home
>> would overcome? Could you expand on that a little bit?
> Mostly the load and bandwidth... adiumx.com wouldn't be able to
> handle a million users chatting away on multiple accounts.
Well, yes. But assuming that capacity and bandwidth are infinite -
which is the effective assumed case when User Alice makes use of
Server X which she does not control nor finance - what advantage
would this solution bring? In other words: There are currently
commercial solutions which are successfully negotiating the cost-
profit line, charging enough for their software to be able to afford
profitably the server resources required. Can we actually do better?
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