GPL Chat-only client used via IRC

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GPL Chat-only client used via IRC

Post by pitt2 » 2006-04-21 19:09

Technically this might be considered a rival client or advertising so I hope I don't get blasted for it, but here goes:

I've been fiddling around with $favourite_language for a while now and I've put together a client that allows you to use an IRC client to connect to and chat on a direct connect hub. It's currently only available for linux, which is why I mention it in this forum in particular (and also because reading this forum helped me understand the protocol, thanks!)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pidge


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Ah yes, "other DC tools" might be the forum for me after all :oops:

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Post by Todi » 2006-04-23 08:43

Not much of a rival if it only runs on linux =) Well done anyhow, the more clients/tools the merrier.

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Post by pitt2 » 2006-04-25 14:27

Actually, the core is cross-platform, I'm just lazy. It's also difficult to know how to actually run it on windows - as a service? an omnipresent tray icon? in the context of windows, it's more like a helper application that'd need to run all the time your IRC client is running.

It can be configured so that hub owners can allow anyone to join via a public port, but I guess that's open to exploitation.


feedback, people!

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Post by GargoyleMT » 2006-04-25 19:34

Oh, sidenote, we have a client listing in the wiki, which we're trying to make into a pretty good protocol and client reference: http://dcpp.net/wiki/

If you want to add your client there, it'd be super.

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Post by ivulfusbar » 2006-04-26 00:30

You can always hide the application by using the filextension .pyw instead of .py in windows. You can also run it as a service. Most of the os-dependent code consists of os.fork and alike calls which easily can be if os.name-ish cased.
Everyone is supposed to download from the hubs, - I don´t know why, but I never do anymore.

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Post by pitt2 » 2006-04-26 05:15

Yeah, when my exams are over I'll look into service writing for windows and handle it like the windows apache port - with a gui tool for starting/stopping/reloading/changing config files. It'll also teach me gui programming in python.

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Post by Carraya » 2006-04-26 05:27

pitt2 wrote:It'll also teach me gui programming in python.


GUI programming in python is cool :)
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