The idea is to integrate or develop some chat solution that allows Horde users to chat either in a separate application or from a widget that is displayed inside the regular applications.
As requested by several users and one customer, Horde lacks some chat/instant messaging solution. Suggested features:
There are two categories of possible solutions:
The latter is preferred, because we wouldn't have a vendor-lock-in and building on top of existing standardized solutions if better following Horde's paradigm of "integrate with what's there".
Two other categories are:
Again, the latter is preferred because you wouldn't have to switch between the chat application and the other Horde application that you are currently using.
Without having investigated all items, it boils down to an XMPP server with Converse.js, JSXC, or Jappix on top. Pending any unforeseen problems, and due to the nice UI and video/audio chat support(!), the winner is:
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