Building notes, projects, and occasional rants

JaikuEngine is born

Yesterday, Jaiku was turned off for a 24 hour maintenance. The goal: move it to the Google App Engine.

The site is now back, and the announced future is here: Jaiku is now a community maintained project called JaikuEngine (to be seen, really, its not there yet).

There are a couple of changes: SMS (as any sane cost-consciencius person would expect) are gone for all but US networks, and they will no longer pool your feeds (this was a surprise for me, and I think a lot of Jaiku'ers will be unhappy).

Also, the XMPP bot is still supported, so it seems that the announced support for XMPP and background processes on Google App Engine is working.

I don't know what is the future of Jaiku, but it will be interesting to see it unfold.