[jdev] Chesspark Beta Launch

Jack Moffitt jack at xiph.org
Thu Oct 19 08:12:05 CDT 2006

Hello Everyone,

As some of you know, I've been working on a secret Jabber based
project for some time.  In the course of working on this, we've
released punjab, palaver, and strophe.  I'm finally able to tell
everyone that we've lifted the curtain and Chesspark Beta is now here!

Chesspark is an online chess community.  You can chat, play games,
meeting new friends, do puzzles, and many other things.  The whole
system is built upon Jabber.

In addition, we have built a web client (which also works as a normal
Jabber client).  Built on top of punjab and the Javascript version of
strophe, this client allows you to play games and chat, join MUCs, and
pretty much anything the native client can do.  It even supports

There is also a Windows client in case you don't like using web applications.

You can visit Chesspark here: http://www.chesspark.com
and try the webclient here: http://www.chesspark.com/webclient/client.xhtml

Of course, this is only the start.  There is much more to come, and
hopefully even more games than just Chess.

I hope you like it,

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