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Old 07-20-2006, 04:23 AM   #1
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Open Source Chat Software


Hello All,

I am in the look out for a chat server for the communication between employees from my Head Office and Branch office (Via Internet).
I am looking for a Web Browser (IE, Firefox) based client and am ready for any technology (java,php,perl) on the server side.
Please do guide me to the most suitable tool.

Thanks & Regards
KartheeK
 
Old 07-20-2006, 04:38 AM   #2
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Go to http://freshmeat.net and search for "+irc +web"

Might as well go with the mother of all chat-programs ;}


Cheers,
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Old 07-20-2006, 05:09 AM   #3
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Hoo I see too many of them, hard to decide on...
I am looking for the following features in particular:

Open Source
Web Client [IE, Firefox]
user chat converstaion logs
Java will be plus point

I am going thru the big list...
Help is Invited

Thanks
KartheeK

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Old 07-20-2006, 07:35 AM   #4
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Have you considered running a jabber server.

Then you coukd run Web jabber as a browser based jabber client
 
Old 08-16-2006, 03:54 AM   #5
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Ok, finally I decided and implemented jwchat+ejabberd. This combo gives me freedom from installing any client side component... I am also intending to integate this combo with datasink, which would allow me to log all the chat converstations....
 
Old 09-19-2006, 10:24 AM   #6
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I know it's an old thread, but...

Any luck with that? I'm looking into the same kind of software.
 
Old 09-19-2006, 10:53 AM   #7
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jwchat + ejabberd will do the job.....
Here are the quick installation notes... that i had noted down...
Hope, I have not left out anything....

Step 1. Download the latest version of ejabberd binary executable

Step 2. Download the latest .tar.gz version for jwchat

Step 3. Move the binary executable of ejabberd to /usr/local/src
mv ejabberd-1.1.1.bin /usr/local/src

Step 4. cd /usr/local/src

Step 5. chmod 777 ejabberd-1.1.1.bin

Step 6. ./ejabberd-1.1.1.bin

Step 7. The binary file on executing prompts for license agreement

Step 8. It next prompts for the installation directory and hostname of the server,
type in the FQDN of the server

Step 9. It next prompts for the installation location path, /opt is the default.

Step 10. Follow, the installation steps, as prompted.

Step 11. start the ejabberd server.
cd /opt/ejabberd-1.1.1/bin
./start

Step 12. Unpack the jwchat package
tar xzvf jwchat.tar.gz

Step 13. mv jwchat /var/www/html

Step 14. cd /var/www/html/jwchat

Step 15. vi config.js
var SITENAME = "hostname.domain.com"

Step 16. vi .htaccess

AddDefaultCharset UTF-8
Options +MultiViews
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule http-poll/ http://127.0.0.1:5280/http-poll/ [P]
</IfModule>

Further, If you want to log the messages on to a DB, use bandersnatch..., myself I have not tried it successfully yet...
Here are the incomplete steps...

Installing Bandersnatch

Download the latest version of bandersnatch,
from:http://www.funkypenguin.co.za/bandersnatch/
Make sure that you have registered in the website, else the download
will not be available.

http://ejabberd.jabber.ru/install-bandersnatch

Step 1. Download Net ::XMPP and Net::Jabber from http://search.cpan.org/~reatmon/
Net-XMPP-1.0.tar.gz
Net-Jabber-2.0.tar.gz

Step 2. mv Net-XMPP-1.0.tar.gz /usr/local/src
mv Net-Jabber-2.0.tar.gz /usr/local/src

Step 3. cd /usr/local/src
tar xzvf Net-XMPP-1.0.tar.gz
tar xzvf Net-Jabber-2.0.tar.gz


Step 4. cd Net-XMPP-1.0
chmod 777 Makefile.PL
perl Makefile.PL
make
make install



Step 5. cd ../Net-Jabber-2.0
chmod 777 Makefile.PL
perl Makefile.PL
make
make install
 
Old 09-19-2006, 12:54 PM   #8
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Thanks

Can't beat that for a strait forward reply. One other question, I'm setting this up for a library and the staff would like patrons to be able to send reference questions from our website (done in PHP, if it makes a difference). Does it provide any means to restrict which users message which? I don't want to become a public chat server, just provide an easy way to chat with reference staff.

Thanks a million
 
Old 09-19-2006, 02:29 PM   #9
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I dont remember seeing such feature..., all i remeber is that there is a configuration file in there, which allows a type of access list to be configured...(sorry for poor memory : ) )...., chk out ejabberd's config file....

Regards,
KartheeK
 
Old 09-19-2006, 10:21 PM   #10
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How about Wildfire? http://www.jivesoftware.org/wildfire/
 
Old 09-20-2006, 02:23 AM   #11
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Hi Filex,

I had previously not seen that, i am curious to know, if this one needs an client side chat tool installation for this to work, or is it that it can be done thru IE or Mozilla?

KartheeK
 
  


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