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Old 07-19-2006, 10:14 PM   #1
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Anyone know a Java or Flash Based *Live Chat* for Linux?


Hi all,

I am looking to put a in place a live chat system for our companyies website to offer support to clients. We are currently using PHP live, however, this uses a pull method to communicate with the server. That's slow and causes server load. We need a system that is java-based or flash-based. We also need one where the customer service officer interface works under Linux.ie no Windows softwares.

I have found such software difficult to come by although have little, in fact no experience in this area.

I would be very gratefully for any help/assistance/recommendations?

Many thanks,
Tom
 
Old 07-20-2006, 12:11 AM   #2
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I don't know of any, but the easiest way should be to use IRC. There're some IRC clients that are java based and all the user would need to do is to click on a few links. Since it is an applet, instructions could be given for the user how to proceed.

Depending how good you want the chat to be, I could try to write you one in Java. I don't have much networking programming experience, but this could be good practicing I think ^_^.
 
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Old 07-20-2006, 05:23 AM   #4
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Old 07-20-2006, 05:25 AM   #5
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yeah there are many available
Please look in google... I found many when i searched for linux java based chat
 
Old 07-20-2006, 08:25 AM   #6
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Good day

A good on-line chat client can be opened in your browser..go to www.meebo.com.

Enter you details and you are good to go..

Cheers
 
Old 07-24-2006, 12:02 AM   #7
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I don't know of any, but the easiest way should be to use IRC. There're some IRC clients that are java based and all the user would need to do is to click on a few links. Since it is an applet, instructions could be given for the user how to proceed.

Depending how good you want the chat to be, I could try to write you one in Java. I don't have much networking programming experience, but this could be good practicing I think ^_^.

Thanks,

Sounds like an alternative approach. At present users simply click a button on our website which opens up a chat box. I take it with an IRC approach users would have to load a seperate program i.e. MIRC and connect to us?

Would it be possible to make the browser load a window and connect to IRC chat this way?

Also what features would be available to us using this method? I.e. at the moment we are able to 'Push' users to certain websites.

Regards,
Tom
 
Old 07-24-2006, 01:34 AM   #8
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I take it with an IRC approach users would have to load a seperate program i.e. MIRC and connect to us?
Not necessarily, as you can get Java IRC applets.
 
  


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