Well it might help to start off with … I don’‘t work for Jive. =) The IM Gateway plugin is an entirely open source project and is only really hosted amongst Jive’‘s stuff and I do work very closely with them and they sometimes sponsor development on it. So the gist is, it’'s fully available with the open source version. =)
The caveat of course is, I highly doubt they provide any form of support for it. And I have a real job. So I can never guarantee timeframes on anything with it. I do always welcome assistance on a code level like if folk submit patches and such. And I do consider myself pretty fast with all of this for someone doing it in his free time. Plus if you did purchase enterprise and you needed something done you might be able to work with Jive to sponsor me on a particular issue. But really what I’‘m trying to get across here is that I don’'t believe enterprise buys you anything in terms of the im gateway plugin. It buys you a lot of other things though that Jive provides.
Lots of people seem to be developing bots against this plugin so I think you should have some good success with it. Note that XMPP support is in the 1.1.0 beta releases, not in a real release yet. Hopefully soon though!
I hope that answers your questions =) let me know if you have any more! If you’'d like I can facilitate introducing you to the Jive folk so you can talk to them about it more.
If the tests work out and the bosses are happy I fully intend to have them purchase the enterprise version but I need to do a proof-of-concept now so was looking at installing the open source version.
Thanks in advance for any help.
I’'ve been tasked to setup a service for a company that will have a bot that can listen to XMPP, AIM, MSN and Yahoo for queries.
My first thought was to setup a XMPP server and use the transport gateways to allow this. My next thought was to find out how much this costs
Are the transport gateways enabled in the open source version of the server or are they an enterprise only feature?