[rabbitmq-discuss] RabbitMQ as website presence system

Maimon Oded oded.maimon at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 18:28:47 BST 2011

Well i guess i'll use XMPP server for our web presence...

On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 5:40 PM, Marek Majkowski <majek04 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 10:22, Maimon Oded <oded.maimon at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Do you know of anyone using RabbitMQ as a presence solution ? (like done
> > with XMPP servers).
> > if you use it for this purpose, can you describe how please?
> Hi,
> RabbitMQ (and AMQP in general) don't support anything related
> to 'presence'. From RabbitMQ point of view, user produces
> messages, user consumes messages and that's more or less it.
> Maintaining presence is (in my opinion) application specific,
> and in most cases you should end up implementing roster
> in your application.
> In ideal world you could do that by just sending a message to yourself
> when user connects and disconnects, however in practice that's
> usually not so trivial.
> In order to do this simple thing server-side Tony wrote a x-presence
> exchange plugin some time ago. Here it is, I dusted it off a bit:
>  https://github.com/majek/rabbitmq-x-presence
> Take a look, and please do tell us if it helps to solve your particular
> problem.
> Cheers,
>   Marek


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