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Old 07-12-2004, 09:13 AM   #1
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making your own messenger client .. any ideas?


hi..

i was googling for "how to make your own messenger client "
i found a few links

http://www.venkydude.com/articles/msn.htm

but no programming stuff is mentioned here and also the link to download the msn clone is not working..

can anyone help me with this?

thnks

tuxfood
 
Old 07-12-2004, 09:25 AM   #2
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Try looking at the source code to gaim, which is available at Sourceforge.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 09:27 AM   #3
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Well if this "MSN clone" is not available, you might still want to take a look at amsn or gaim.

This page is not about programming an MSN clone, but rather discusses said IM communication protocols. So it only gives you the basic recipe, not the ingredients.

You'll need to know some language that allows sockets, GUIs, threading, md5, etc. Thus, pretty much any language I'd help you more, but with so little information about what you know and don't, I can't do much more.

What language(s) do you know ? Which do you want to use to implement it ?
 
Old 07-12-2004, 06:18 PM   #4
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There is a great resource at:
http://www.hypothetic.org/docs/msn/index.php
Although about the protocol for MSN, the forums contain some interesting discussions about all aspects of messaging. It's also where I got most of the info I needed when I made my own (now defunct due to protocol changes) msn client.
 
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Re: making your own messenger client .. any ideas?

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Originally posted by tuxfood
hi..

i was googling for "how to make your own messenger client "
i found a few links

http://www.venkydude.com/articles/msn.htm

but no programming stuff is mentioned here and also the link to download the msn clone is not working..

can anyone help me with this?

thnks

tuxfood
but that link there is the most important stuff... once you know that, and how to use a socket, the programming side is just standard fair... programming an IM program i no different from a media player or dancing desktop girl.... the protocols are the hard bit.
 
  


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