Thursday, October 24, 2013

Chatterbox

About a week or two ago, we decided our year-long effort on our own flavor of instant messaging should come to an end so that we can focus on new, more interesting projects. We never got around to rebuilding the server in C, however I did write a proof of concept in C that used pthreads and was able to send messages to multiple clients. We did get tabbed chat and private messaging with styles working but some things such as typing notifications and realtime chat got broken. I'm not sure that my transitional notifications that appear in the bottom right corner of the screen work anymore either. But since we are done with the project anyways, and it was never released to the public, I guess it doesn't matter. Also, the code is on a private git repository and I doubt we will ever make it open source due to security reasons. As proof that the project really existed, I'll post some screenshots.




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