[jdev] Re: Fwd: Re: Lan chat

Remko Troncon remko at psi-im.org
Mon Oct 3 03:06:29 CDT 2005

> You run it, et voilà. You don't have to give a user name (even if you
> don't connect to a server), you don't need to have contacts- you can
> see all connected people on the LAN

This is what i said: Most parts of the configuration section are disabled,
add user is disabled (since this is done automatically). If you disable
those things in your standard Jabber client, you have a perfectly capable
LAN client.

>, there is a main chat room, you
> can leave a persistent message on a messageboard... Try BorgChat (only
> for windows), you will have my point of view.

These are more 'special' features, and doesn't necessarily fall under the
basic LAN Chatting IMO. The 'global groupchat' thing isn't implemented in
the iChat protocol; if you would want to implement this, you would need
to implement XMPP messages over multicast DNS.

> Trillian and google talk can do this, but they are not open source, so
> I want to pay my tribute to the community with an open source lan
> dedicated chat app.

It doesn't hurt the community to _try_ commercial products ;-)
Apparently, there's also Miranda IM which does Zeroconf chatting.

> I just wanted to know if there's a standard part of jabber that was
> made for this kind of software.

I guess Apple set some kind of standard for this, since at least a few
clients implement it as well. 


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