Prosody (software)

Prosody (formerly lxmppd[2]) is a cross-platform XMPP server written in Lua. Its development goals include low resource usage, ease of use, and extensibility.

Developer(s)Prosody dev team
Initial releaseDecember 3, 2008 (2008-12-03)
Stable release
0.11.1 / November 28, 2018 (2018-11-28)[1]
Written inLua
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeXMPP server
LicenseMIT License


Prosody development was started by Matthew Wild in August 2008[3] and its first release, 0.1.0, was made in December 2008.[4]

Prosody was initially licensed under the GNU General Public License (version 2), but later switched to the MIT License in its 3rd release.[5]

Notable deployments

The XMPP Standards Foundation runs Prosody on, and uses the chatroom feature for meetings for various XSF teams. the micro-blogging service uses Prosody to deliver IM notifications.

Remember the Milk uses Prosody to deliver IM based reminders.

Collabora runs Prosody on to provide file transfer proxy lookup for Telepathy (and therefore Empathy).

Peter Saint-Andre[6] (the executive director of the XMPP Standards Foundation) has run Prosody on[7]

See also


  1. "Prosody 0.11.1 released". 2018-11-28. Retrieved 2018-12-01.
  2. lxmppd - Prosody XMPP Server - Google Project Hosting. Retrieved on 2013-07-17.
  3. Wild, Matthew (August 22, 2008). "First Prosody source commit". Archived from the original on August 26, 2012. Retrieved 2009-07-26.
  4. Wild, Matthew (December 3, 2008). "Prosody XMPP Server Announcement". JDev mailing list. Retrieved 2009-12-16.
  5. Wild, Matthew (February 2, 2009). "Release Notes for 0.3.0". Retrieved 2009-07-26.
  6. Saint-Andre, Peter. "XSF People :: Peter Saint-Andre". XMPP Standards Foundation. Retrieved 2009-12-16.
  7. Saint-Andre, Peter (June 16, 2009). "Prosodic". Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved 2009-12-16.
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