[JDEV] Screenshots for Central Design

Jeremie Miller jeremie at netins.net
Wed Jan 6 14:15:54 CST 1999

One of the differences with other IM systems that a Jabber client can take
advantage of, is the fact that Jabber allows users to have multiple
sessions simultaneously, so each of the users in the display might have
another branch underneath them showing their current online sessions... 

There's also the possibility of having different named customizable groups
in which users are sorted, you might have "Work" or "Gamers" or "Friends"
etc... and special ones like "Online".

Looking good so far though!


On Wed, 6 Jan 1999, Eliot Landrum wrote:

> Hello all!
> I've posted screenshots of a central design and VB files to my own web site
> that I hope will be of use to all the teams. It seems most logical to me
> that all the clients look about the same, but of course customized for each
> platform. In this light, I've started work on a completely dumb (dumb as in
> it can't do anything except look nice) version of Jabber that, with the help
> of everyone nit picking at it, can become the model for all of the versions.
> I haven't quite finished it because I kept thinking up all these things that
> should be combined from the best of all the messaging-type clients. So far,
> all I have posted on the site is a screenshot for the main screen that has
> the Roster on it. If you have VB4+ you can download the VB files for
> everything that I've done so far (including some of the Preferences window
> that isn't done yet).
> Please, please, please take a look at it and send comments/suggestions/icks
> my way... comments from the programmers is even more appreciated since I'm
> not sure if everything I've got ideas for can actually be done or be worth
> doing. I hope it can just be the basis for something much nicer and
> better...
> http://lonestar.texas.net/~landrum/jabber/
> I'll be posting messages on the list when I put up new screenshots...
> Eliot Landrum
> elandrum at bigfoot.com

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