We added another domain (thiessen.org) to the list of URLs that we host an XMPP service at. Generally this is nothing special, it ‘just’ enables users to choose from a wider range of available domain names.
What makes this particular domain special is the server software running behind it! It’s called Prosody.
Prosody is an exciting new server for Jabber/XMPP written in Lua. It aims to be easy to use, and light on resources. For developers it aims to give a flexible system on which to rapidly develop added functionality, or prototype new protocols. Prosody is licensed under the permissive MIT/X11 license.
Prosody version 0.4.2 has just been released, make sure to give it a try if you are a system operator.
It is planned to migrate all our domains to Prosody in the future, most likely once Prosody has support for clustering.
We encourage you to create an account and try it out for yourself, any problems should be reported at firstname.lastname@example.org.