@celia both are based on the same software (Snikket uses Prosody), but Snikket is preconfigured and includes extras such as a TURN service to make audio/video calls work out of the box.

Snikket is good if you're new to #XMPP and want something that just works with no fuss. Prosody is better if you want to learn a bit about XMPP and have full control over... just about everything.

I'm a developer of both projects, so happy to answer any questions. See also this thread yesterday: mastodon.technology/@mattj/105

@mattj Oh hi! Fancy seeing you here. I *just* donated a bit of money to you recently for Snikket a few days ago. Couldn't do much, but I suppose everything counts. :)

From your description, I'm tempted to go with Snikket. 😁

@celia let me know how it goes!

Thanks for the donation, very much appreciated! I'm pouring a lot of time into this project and really hoping I can make it sustainable!

I freed my own family from WhatsApp last year and I really believe in helping others to do the same.

Working towards some big milestones in the coming weeks... 🙂

@mattj Oh noes. There's a note on the install guide that says this won't work if port 80 is not free. I'm assuming I can't run it behind a reverse proxy for the time being? :(

Also, thank you so much for even putting this together lol. I really dig what you're doing and will be happy to donate a bit more money when I can down the line. Huge fan of fuss-free projects. 😊

@celia it should be possible to get it working behind a reverse proxy, I added some docs here: github.com/snikket-im/snikket-

At some point these will transition to a docs section on the main site, but I want to get them tested a bit more first. Hope it helps :)

@mattj Oh, thank you! Looks like I'll reserve this for the weekend. If I manage to get things working with , I'll be sure to PR it back to your docs. :)

@celia ah yes, please do... that would be awesome! 😀

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