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« Reply #45 on: June 13, 2007, 01:47:49 pm »

not sure what guys want since we seem to be all over the board with this. So what i have done is added a chatroom button that links to any url. I linked it to http://www.ircatwork.com/
for now. Any better suggestions let me know.
cheers,
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« Reply #46 on: June 13, 2007, 01:58:47 pm »

So we know for a fact there is several ways to do it... Can we PLEASE get it done???/ Please???

sorry, moe, I have no permissions to change things, and I have no authority to make a decision, so, the only things I can do is give my opinion and offer my tiny skills to you and the others members of the community.  Cry

The first thing I thought was:
"This must be CGI based. It's obviously server-side anyway."

The second thing I thought was:
"There's no way this can have decent real time performance."

And that's unfortunately true... Sad

So, is your suggestion a java based one? Keep in mind there is no way to have a web client so good as a desktop or console irc client.

not sure what guys want since we seem to be all over the board with this. So what i have done is added a chatroom button that links to any url. I linked it to http://www.ircatwork.com/
for now. Any better suggestions let me know.
cheers,
vec



A twist to that solution is to point the link to a web based jirc hosted on this server. The advantage of that is we can make a setup to have #vectorlinux on freenode.net as default irc server. The html provided by moe has a feature to do that.
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« Reply #47 on: June 13, 2007, 02:06:54 pm »

So, is your suggestion a java based one?

It would run on the client side, so it may work better.

The editor I now frequently use instead of Vim, jEdit, is also Java-based and it works quite well.
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« Reply #48 on: June 13, 2007, 02:19:19 pm »

So, is your suggestion a java based one?

It would run on the client side, so it may work better.

The editor I now frequently use instead of Vim, jEdit, is also Java-based and it works quite well.

I can see your point and is well taken. A little thing still bothers me with a java client, the user with no big resources will experience a heavy slowdown on the system, once the vm is launched and all the things needed are loaded into ram, everything works well, as you said. But until the app is launched, the system is almost locked (at least in my experience). I can leave with that, but may be others can't.
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« Reply #49 on: June 13, 2007, 03:34:37 pm »

not sure what guys want since we seem to be all over the board with this. So what i have done is added a chatroom button that links to any url. I linked it to http://www.ircatwork.com/
for now. Any better suggestions let me know.
cheers,
vec



You could add the code I suggested to a page that's themed like the VL Forum, and that way, the user doesn't even need to click another button, the code assigns a temporary nick "Guest##" to the users that way they go straight into the chat room
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« Reply #50 on: June 13, 2007, 04:53:32 pm »

I tweaked the moe's code to have a smf look, just copy and paste some things, here it is if someone wants to take a look

Code:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" />
<meta name="description" content="Help and info for VL users - Index" />
<meta name="keywords" content="PHP, MySQL, bulletin, board, free, open, source, smf, simple, machines, forum" />
<title>Help and info for VL users - Chatroom</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/Themes/default/style.css?fin11" />
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/Themes/default/print.css?fin11" media="print" />

</head>
<body>
<div class="tborder" >

<table width="100%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0">
<tr>
<td height="32" class="catbg"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 140%;">Help and info for VL users</span></td>
</tr>
</table>
</div>

<div id="bodyarea" style="padding: 1ex 0px 2ex 0px;">
<div class="tborder" style="margin-top: 1ex;">

<div class="catbg" style="padding: 5px 5px 5px 10px;">#vectorlinux</div>
</div>
<div class="tborder" style="margin-top: 1ex;">
<table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" class="bordercolor" style="margin-top: 1px;">
<tr>
<td align="center" valign="top"  class="windowbg">

<applet width="100%" height="700" code="IRCApplet.class" archive="irc-unsigned.jar,pixx.jar"

codebase="http://java.freenode.net/freenode/pjirc/">

<param name="nick" value="Guest??">
<param name="userid" value="fn-javachat"/>
<param name="name" value="vectorlinux"/>
<param name="host" value="java.freenode.net"/>
<param name="gui" value="pixx"/>
<param name="quitmessage" value="Java user signed off"/>
<param name="asl" value="false"/>
<param name="useinfo" value="true"/>
<param name="command1" value="/join #vectorlinux"/>
<param name="style:bitmapsmileys" value="true"/>
<param name="style:smiley1" value=":) img/sourire.gif"/>
<param name="style:smiley2" value=":-) img/sourire.gif"/>
<param name="style:smiley3" value=":-D img/content.gif"/>
<param name="style:smiley4" value=":d img/content.gif"/>
<param name="style:smiley5" value=":-O img/OH-2.gif"/>
<param name="style:smiley6" value=":o img/OH-1.gif"/>
<param name="style:smiley7" value=":-P img/langue.gif"/>
<param name="style:smiley8" value=":p img/langue.gif"/>
<param name="style:smiley9" value=";-) img/clin-oeuil.gif"/>
<param name="style:smiley10" value=";) img/clin-oeuil.gif"/>
<param name="style:smiley11" value=":-( img/triste.gif"/>
<param name="style:smiley12" value=":( img/triste.gif"/>
<param name="style:smiley13" value=":-| img/OH-3.gif"/>
<param name="style:smiley14" value=":| img/OH-3.gif"/>
<param name="style:smiley15" value=":'( img/pleure.gif"/>
<param name="style:smiley16" value=":$ img/rouge.gif"/>
<param name="style:smiley17" value=":-$ img/rouge.gif"/>
<param name="style:smiley18" value="(H) img/cool.gif"/>
<param name="style:smiley19" value="(h) img/cool.gif"/>
<param name="style:smiley20" value=":-@ img/enerve1.gif"/>
<param name="style:smiley21" value=":@ img/enerve2.gif"/>
<param name="style:smiley22" value=":-S img/roll-eyes.gif"/>
<param name="style:smiley23" vaA? ?s?lue=":s img/roll-eyes.gif"/>
<param name="style:backgroundimage" value="true"/>
<param name="style:backgroundimage1" value="all all 0 pjirc-logo.gif"/>
<param name="style:sourcefontrule1" value="all all Serif 12"/>
<param name="style:floatingasl" value="true"/>
<param name="pixx:timestamp" value="true"/>
<param name="pixx:highlight" value="true"/>
<param name="pixx:highlightnick" value="true"/>
<param name="pixx:nickfield" value="true"/>
<param name="pixx:styleselector" value="true"/>
<param name="pixx:setfontonstyle" value="true"/>
<param name="pixx:color6" value="5F7D9B">
<param name="pixx:color5" value="689ACB">
<param name="pixx:color7" value="4D7195">
<param name="pixx:color15" value="4D7195">
<h1>No java support</h1>
<p>
<font color="green">Sorry, but you need a Java 1.4.x enabled browser to use PJIRC.</font></p>
</applet>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
</div>
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<div id="footerarea" style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 1ex;">
<table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3" border="0" align="center" width="100%">
<tr>

<td width="28%" valign="middle" align="right">&nbsp; </td>
<td valign="middle" align="center" style="white-space: nowrap;">

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<a href="http://www.simplemachines.org/about/copyright.php" title="Free Forum Software" target="_blank">SMF &copy; 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC</a>
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</td>

<td width="28%" valign="middle" align="left">&nbsp; </td>
</tr>
</table>

</div>
</body></html>
« Last Edit: June 13, 2007, 04:55:29 pm by rbistolfi » Logged

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« Reply #51 on: June 13, 2007, 05:37:06 pm »

Thanks for the code moe and rbistolfi.....................Smiley
go click on chatroom now and enjoy the fruit of your labors!
cheers,
vec

edit: for those not using the babylon or default forum themes (the chatroom button only shows in those) go to http://vectorlinux.com/ircroom.html
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« Reply #52 on: June 13, 2007, 06:05:13 pm »

oh oh theres a bug in the code somewhere although it comes up fine you cant actually type in any information........................ Sad

vec

edit: seems a seamonkey problem works in firefox.............................. Shocked
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« Reply #53 on: June 13, 2007, 07:23:31 pm »

Thanks for the code moe and rbistolfi.....................Smiley
go click on chatroom now and enjoy the fruit of your labors!
cheers,
vec

edit: for those not using the babylon or default forum themes (the chatroom button only shows in those) go to http://vectorlinux.com/ircroom.html

Pretty slick!  Great work!
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« Reply #54 on: June 13, 2007, 10:30:03 pm »

That java applet is great!
Nice work on that!  Grin

BTW, is anyone else having trouble getting nickserv to identify passwords? I can't get it to identify mine when using the applet. Undecided
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« Reply #55 on: June 14, 2007, 04:48:23 am »

Sweet!... it works great and also looks really kool.

It's good for newcomers. Some people believe it or not are new at IRC too, but there are some of us who spend lots of time on IRC, so this would allow them to get faster responses right from the forum.
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« Reply #56 on: June 14, 2007, 05:49:47 am »

Hmmmm....
I think I just scared V3©to® away...
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« Reply #57 on: June 14, 2007, 06:10:40 am »

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It's good for newcomers. Some people believe it or not are new at IRC too

I know nothing about IRC.  And don't think I would of bothered to install and set up a client just to chat.  So I'm sure there are many other people with the same feelings.  This way there is no excuse. 

Once again, great job!
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« Reply #58 on: June 14, 2007, 07:11:09 am »

oh oh theres a bug in the code somewhere although it comes up fine you cant actually type in any information........................ Sad

vec

edit: seems a seamonkey problem works in firefox.............................. Shocked
Guess what, I can't use it with Firef0x either. Might have to do with me updating it yesterday though. Works fine in Konqueror Smiley.
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« Reply #59 on: June 14, 2007, 09:27:34 am »

Since we have this now, shouldn't we get the other (flash) chatroom removed?
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