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*See also [[A list of Jabber networks around the world]]
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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.
  
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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].
  
=== Connecting to a community jabber server ===
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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.
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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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].
  
''replace jabber.server.url with the jabber server you with to use''
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See also [[Community Jabber servers]].
 
 
then restart Sugar (warning: close activities first to save) by pressing ctrl+alt+erase, then go to the neighborhood view and have fun!
 
 
 
  But what if you wish to connect to one of several jabber servers because you
 
  belong to several communities/SIGs?  I can live with one-at-a-time, but it
 
  would be wonderful if I could pick from a list I've created.  Or at least a
 
  list of jabber servers I've previously connected to. How about a syntax for
 
  "choice <n> from file <x>" and "show me choices in file <x>"? -- davewa
 

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.