Maintainer: Debian VoIP Team <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Uploaders: Jonas Smedegaard <email@example.com>,
Vasudev Kamath <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Description: XMPP gateway to connect to IRC servers
Biboumi is an XMPP gateway that connects to IRC servers and translates
between the two protocols. It can be used to access IRC channels using
any XMPP client as if these channels were XMPP MUCs.
It is written in modern C++14 and makes great efforts to have as little
dependencies and to be as simple as possible.
The goal is to provide a way to access most of IRC features using any
XMPP client. It doesn’t however try to provide a complete mapping of
the features of both worlds simply because this is not useful and most
probably impossible. For example all IRC modes are not all
translatable into an XMPP features. Some of them are (like +m (mute)
or +o (operator) modes), but some others are IRC-specific. If IRC is
the limiting factor (for example you cannot have a non-ASCII nickname
on IRC) then biboumi doesn’t try to work around this issue: it just
enforces the rules of the IRC server by telling the user that he/she
must choose an ASCII-only nickname. An important goal is to keep the
software (and its code) light and simple.