Jabber, jingle, gaim and google.

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So Jabber have released specs for jingle and google have released a jingle implementaion under a bsd like license.

Combine that with the fact that google have already employed the main Gaim developer and it all adds up to very good news. We will soon have a completely open source multimedia communications implementation available on linux and backed by google.

Firefox 1.5

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For those who haven’t heard yet, Firefox 1.5 final is out.
It will be interesting to see if new features such as canvas start being used more widely. Impressive demos such as a canvas based FPS have popped up already. No doubt more will come.

Anyway, much more importantly than that, the third installment of Michael Erskine’s fantastic comic strip Everybody Loves LugRadio is out.