It seems that latest HipChat client 4 on Windows, seems to use HTTPS. My understanding was that in the past the client used XMPP ? Can anyone confirm that ?
Looking at the GUI interface it seems to be more like a container for the web version of HipChat
Yep, you're absolutely right. We switched our clients from talking directly to our XMPP servers to using our BOSH servers. In the past, only our web client used BOSH; now, all of our clients do.
BOSH connections are more resilient and we get compression for free. Our new desktop clients also leverage the web client as it's core UI engine. This enables us to build and maintain new features in one code base.
...from the beginning. We have built up a lot of content in HipChat, with it being a core tool in our distributed company model. While it is true that we didn’t need to move to Slack immediately, we felt it...
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