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Due to scalability issues, jabber servers can currently only handle up to about 150 users at a time. It is best if specific communities run their own servers - by geographic region, by special interest, whether for kids/parents only or adult users...
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Networks may link Sugar users to each other in order to chat, interact and collaborate. Many Sugar activities have automatic collaboration and chat features.
  
To set up your own server, see instructions at [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Run_your_own_jabber_server Run your own jabber server].
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For Sugar users on a local network, the linking is automatic, using Link-local XMPP connection management via the Telepathy Salut software.  Each Sugar user will be shown on the [https://help.sugarlabs.org/en/neighborhood_view.html Neighbourhood View].
  
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For Sugar users distributed over a wide area network, linking can be through an XMPP or [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jabber Jabber] server.  A server is operated by Sugar Labs for testing, and some schools or teams may run their own server.
  
=== Connecting to a community jabber server ===
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Talk to your network administrator for the best Jabber server to use.  See [https://help.sugarlabs.org/en/my_settings.html#network My Settings, Network, Server].
If you want to connect quickly, simply open terminal. Then type the following commands :
 
  
sugar-control-panel -s jabber jabber.server.url
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See also [[Community Jabber servers]].
 
 
''replace jabber.server.url with the jabber server you with to use''
 
 
 
then restart Sugar (warning: close activities first to save) by pressing ctrl+alt+erase, then go to the neighborhood view and have fun!
 

Latest revision as of 20:40, 31 August 2017


Networks may link Sugar users to each other in order to chat, interact and collaborate. Many Sugar activities have automatic collaboration and chat features.

For Sugar users on a local network, the linking is automatic, using Link-local XMPP connection management via the Telepathy Salut software. Each Sugar user will be shown on the Neighbourhood View.

For Sugar users distributed over a wide area network, linking can be through an XMPP or Jabber server. A server is operated by Sugar Labs for testing, and some schools or teams may run their own server.

Talk to your network administrator for the best Jabber server to use. See My Settings, Network, Server.

See also Community Jabber servers.