Welcome to Vines

Vines is an XMPP chat server that supports thousands of simultaneous connections, using EventMachine for asynchronous IO. User data is stored in a SQL database, the file system, or a custom storage implementation that you provide. SSL encryption is mandatory on all client and server connections.

The Vines XMPP server includes a web chat client. The web application is available after starting the chat server at http://localhost:5280/chat/.

Additional documentation can be found at www.getvines.org.


$ gem install vines
$ vines init wonderland.lit
$ cd wonderland.lit && vines start
$ open http://localhost:5280/chat/

Login with your favorite chat program (iChat, Adium, Pidgin, etc.) to start chatting!


Vines requires Ruby 1.9.3 or better. Instructions for installing the needed OS packages, as well as Ruby itself, are available at http://www.getvines.org/ruby.


$ script/bootstrap
$ script/tests



Vines is released under the MIT license. Check the LICENSE file for details.