Requesting Java Chat Client Maintenence

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    Requesting Java Chat Client Maintenence

    I'm not familiar with the rules regarding posts like these, so if I'm breaking any of them, take down this post and I won't complain.


    Over the past two months, I and a few other people at flashdaddee.com developed a chat server and a chat client program. These are stable (2 weeks straight for server, and counting), and they work fine. If anyone wants to look at the source code, look here

    A person called [EMOBA] has finished the java applet client version of the program. However, he's now out of the project. And I've been gone for one month, so nothing's been happening.

    Is there anyone versed in java and/or java applets who is willing to maintain this piece of code? I'm trying to get the current code from [EMOBA] now, but in the meantime, if you want to look at some slightly earlier code, there's also the java source code at the above link.

    Features:
    • standard text messaging in one chat room
    • private messaging to single nicknames
    • A php script link can show who's currently online, without actually opening the program to check. Flashdaddee has it on every page of the forums, in the link titled "Who's Online"
    • check current server time
    • /me action chat


    This project contains:
    • a linux chat server
    • a command-line chat client, linux or windows (via cygwin)
    • a python GUI client for linux, windows, or whatever else that supports python and tkinter
    • a java chat application (completed, but outdated)
    • a java chat applet (close to completion, needs maintinence)

    This project isn't something that will just be finished... features will be added over time.

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    Maybe if I shorten this statement...

    Is there anyone who knows java who would like to maintain some chat client java applet code?

    Any suggestions about the chat thing in general are also welcome

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    Well I need to brush up on my Java, so I'll have a look at the code, and I'll probably do it. Let me get back to you tomorrow.

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    k. It shouldn't be much work right now... I'm still waiting for the original maintainer to give me his latest code. If he's been working on it, the code should be up-to-date.

    This code attached is the latest that I have (the same code offered at the above link). I'm sure he's made some changes to it, but the basic layout of the program shouldn't change much.
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    2 Questions

    It looks like I should be able to do it, but before I make a final decision:

    [list=1][*]What exactly would you need me to do?[*]Are you aware that the Java files are entirely comments?[*]The reason for those may be that NotePad (which is what I'm using to read the files) is interpreting the carriage return character and tab characters incorrectly. Where it makes sense that there should be one of thse, I get that little rectangle character. Anyone had this before?[/list=1]

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    [list=1][*]For now (and probably the near future), nothing. Once EMOBA has sent me his code (or I just give up on him), you'll be adding features, mostly. The networking part of the features will be implemented by me in a command-line c++ program, but they should be fairly obvious to implement even without looking at that code. Anything you want to do with the GUI is your choice. Just keep it usable, and keep it an applet (or make it into one if EMOBA doesn't respond).[*]It's a difference between windows newlines and linux newlines. Try a different editor.[*]Yep, which is why I know how to answer #2.[/list=1]

    In short, don't worry about anything for now. Thanks for volunteering. When there's work to be done, I'll pm you.

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    Alright. Sounds good to me - I'll do it. If you need to email me, my address is sean_mackrory@hotmail.com, despite it being yahoo in my signature... actually I need to go and change that...

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