Universal Chat Facility
The minimal objective here would be an IRC proxy. A more ambitious objective would be an interface to the most popular on-line chat utilities, possibly via gaim or something similar.
Needed to support this:
- buddy lists
- ad-hoc conversation groups
|popup||A resizable pop-up window that can be used with keyboard and mouse.|
|buddy list and avatars||These would be persistent (stored in the local file system) and editable via the popup.|
|log||Stored in the local file system, viewable through the popup. May not be necessary.|
|irc proxy||A module providing an interface to Internet relay chat (IRC). The node would presumably have a tcpip connection to the proxy.|
|chat facility interface||optional? alternative? A module providing an interface to gaim or some other universal chat facility. This might be quite complex and difficult to implement.|
A fairly detailed implementation roadmap is available by clicking on the menu selection to the left.