[Cu-wireless] write a server-free chat application!
pmelange at null.cc.uic.edu
Tue Oct 22 14:38:20 CDT 2002
I'm interested in participating.
On Tue, 22 Oct 2002, David Young wrote:
> Is anybody interested in writing a chat application that runs without a
> A desirable chat app will allow person-to-person chat and chat "rooms." It
> provides for chat participants' authentication and privacy. The app
> "discovers" other chat applications on the network using, e.g., multicast.
> It uses network resources efficiently. A compelling solution has ports
> to Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, Windows, and UNIX. (Perhaps it is a Java applet?)
> The chat app should be accompanied by a plan for distributing the app
> on a community wireless network, and documentation for the app's network
> requirements (e.g., does it need multicast routing?).
> Yes, this is a really tall order. I think that you will solve this
> problem over the span of several releases. Early releases will punt on
> security, the distribution plan, support for certain platforms, etc.
> Is anybody interested?
Perry Melange "Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler."
pmelange at null.cc.uic.edu - Albert Einstein
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