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Old 05-22-2008, 02:03 PM   #1
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Smile chat system in linux with NCHURSES

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I have a question..How can I write a chat program in linux using NCHURSES ?
Please Guide me.
Old 05-23-2008, 03:36 AM   #2
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Have a look at the NCURSES-Programming-HOWTO.
Old 05-23-2008, 04:17 AM   #3
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If you're going to write the program from the beginning, you probably also want to take a look at how sockets work on Linux (BSD sockets), possibly how threads work (POSIX threads), and so on. The result depends a bit on which language you're writing it in - maybe C or C++ would be good, it depends a little.

I just wrote a chatting system (a client and a server) as a sort of homework..well it's not actually 100% ready yet, but the main parts work (connecting, disconnecting, chatting, ...) And if this is your homework, you should mention it right away

You can also take a look at already-written programs (irssi, epic, ...) too if you find any help there. In the beginning the best advice I can give is that you should first design the program trough and then start writing it, possibly re-thinking the design if you face problems. The actual code isn't difficult to write (it seems in the end), but to get the pieces work in a sane way is far more complicated.


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