The mosquitto project has, or can get, access to a wide variety of different systems to help with development. One important platform for which this is not true is Mac OS X. There are sufficient differences between Macs and other systems that this makes life difficult.
To this end, I would like to reach out to the mosquitto community to ask for help with obtaining either
I have been offered a remote account by a few individuals in the past, for which I’m very grateful, but only on a short term basis and, understandably, with limited control. Something on a longer term, with the ability to install packages would be much more useful. Unfortunately I realise this is relatively difficult to offer.
On the hardware side of things, there isn’t a need for a modern, powerful computer. A second hand Mac Mini of Core2Duo vintage with 1GB RAM and a reasonably modern version of Mac OS X would be quite sufficient, and ideal for me in terms of the space it takes up. Regrettably I feel I would have to turn down offers of an old iMac or Mac Pro.
2007-era Mac Minis go on Ebay UK for around £100. I’m hopeful that there is a company out there using mosquitto, likes Macs and for whom £100 would be a drop in the ocean. If so, or any individuals want to help out with a small donation towards this, please get in touch directly to email@example.com or head over to the downloads page to see the paypal donation link, and thanks very much in advance.
I have now awaiting delivery of a Mac mini. Thanks very much to all of you that have contributed, it is very much appreciated. If you would still like to support mosquitto development please don’t let this put you off…
A publicly accessible Mosquitto server is now available to use. Details are at http://test.mosquitto.org/
A new wiki has been created, devoted to MQTT. If you want to share what you’re doing with MQTT and how to do it, or want to find any of that out, head over to http://mqtt.org/wiki.
I’m currently working on the finishing touches of mosquitto 0.6 and will hopefully be releasing it some time this week in time for oggcamp. Mosquitto is pretty usable now so I’m keen on making it as easy as possible for people to get and use. The ultimate goal is of course to get it into the major Linux distros so it appears in the normal package repositories. Until then, other solutions are possible. I can provide Windows executables and have a PPA to support Ubuntu Linux users, but don’t have anything for rpm based distros.
Can you help? I’m quite happy using the opensuse build service to build and host the final packages, but the creation of the rpm build script isn’t something I know how to do at the moment. Given the amount of time I’ve spent on the Debian style packaging, I thought I’d ask for help with rpms! :)
If you’ve got familiarity with rpm and would like to help, please get in touch. If you aren’t familiar with creating rpms but want a reason to learn, that would suit me fine as well.
Thanks in advance!
We’ve created some new support channels for mosquitto – a mailing list and an irc channel. Although they are both intended for providing support for mosquitto itself, general discussion of anything to do with mqtt is strongly encouraged. We want to reduce the barrier to getting started and provide a place where people can share their experiences.
The mailing list is at http://launchpad.net/~mqtt-users
The irc channel is #mqtt on the freenode network.