Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Google Talk now supports XMPP Jingle

As reported by the Register last week, we've just finished updating Google Talk and its related services to speak XMPP's Jingle call signaling protocol. A lot of stuff had to change here - many different code bases, clients, servers, and reporting systems - but the migration is now complete.

From our announcement to the Jingle mailing list:

We are pleased to announce that we have launched support for Jingle
XEP-166 and XEP-167 for Google Talk calls to and from Gmail, iGoogle,
and Orkut. We have also added the same level of support to libjingle
(http://code.google.com/p/libjingle), which is used by many native
clients. From this point on, it will be our primary signalling
protocol, and the old protocol will only remain for backwards
compatibility.
If you're interested in interoperating with the Google Talk service, you can now refer to the public XEP-0166 and XEP-0167 documentation for implementing call signaling.

If you're interested in the differences between the old and new protocols, you can also see the old "Gingle" protocol documentation on our developer site.

1 comment:

Adys said...

This is great news, but I do have to ask:
http://code.google.com/apis/talk/jep_extensions/jingleinfo.html
Is this up to date?

Also relevant, will gtalk support xep-0136 rather than a custom off-the-record?
http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0136.html#otr