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Spark vs Google Talk

I was curious to compare Spark vs Google Talk and found some interesting results…maybe someone could shed some light on it:

When testing the file transfer, Google was much faster compared to Spark. I did use my google account through Spark…so I’'m wondering if that caused the speed difference.

Anyone take a stab…

Hi Alex N,

I’‘d like to compare too, but how do you even get gtalk to work on Spark? I can’'t seem to get it configured.

I’'m using the Spark client…with my google account info (gmail server).

…does the speed difference have anything to do with the path…inband/outband

newsparkuser wrote:

Hi Alex N,

I’‘d like to compare too, but how do you even get gtalk to work on Spark? I can’'t seem to get it configured.

server = gmail.com

click on the advanced button in the login screen.

uncheck the “Automatically discover host and port”

Host = talk.google.com

Port = 5223

Use OLD SSL = checked

Alex_N wrote:

When testing the file transfer, Google was much faster compared to Spark.

What exactly was faster? Download negotiation or download itself? Maybe Spark is trying some mechanism that are not supported in Gtalk, so it takes longer to start a download. Anyway, Spark is designed to be Openfire part, not just woirk with any xmpp service.