I'm wanting to use Jabber to do cool things. Right now, I have a basic "dump to Jabber" script along the lines of Unix's mail command, but I'm wanting to look into both making a consistantly-running bot and dealing with presence.
I've gotten so far with Net::XMPP, but not really into the presence parts, which I think it's failing at. Most of the modules are many years old and marking themselves as depricated. The CPAN page for Net::XMPP2 says that AnyEvent::XMPP is the way to go, but CPAN has never heard of it.
Today, on the corner of 2009, what is the state-of-the-art means of programming Jabber? (I don't want to go back to the RFC, but I can if I have to.)