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Posted on 18-Jun-2004 11:24 GMT by James Carroll26 comments
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I've made an AmigaOS 3.x IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client. It needs a lot of work still, but I thought I'd finally let everyone use what I've done so far. This software is UNFINISHED, and is very much BETA. View screenshots and download the archive from the WookieChat Homepage It's not as good as AmIRC yet, and still has bugs to iron out, but one feature this client has that other clients dont is multiple server support.. i.e. connect to more than one server at once in the same window. It runs on OS4 and OS3.x. Havent tested it on MOS but that should work too. Read the readme in the archive, and enjoy. :)
WookieChat BETA : Comment 1 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by itix on 18-Jun-2004 09:44 GMT
Heh, I tried it quickle here on MorphOS. Works great but it is maybe too basic ;) And at least here if I enter wrong server name GUI gets stuck.
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Posted by miksuh on 18-Jun-2004 09:47 GMT
Looks promisign well done :)

I would like to see these features, if not yet implemented.

* Arexx port
* Support for the multiple IRC-servers in the same window.
* User defineable buttons under userlist (like in AmIRC)
* Colour hilighting (join, part etc).
* OS4 and MOS native versions :)
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Posted by Neko on 18-Jun-2004 10:19 GMT
It should be noted that if you wanted to name it after the furry tall animals
from Star Wars, Wookiee has two 'e's.

If it's after the cave near Cheddar, then it's okay :)

Neko
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Posted by Anonymous on 18-Jun-2004 10:22 GMT
Cool! I will try this out. You don't need
tonnes of useless features in an IRC program.
Just basic chat functionality.
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Posted by damn on 18-Jun-2004 10:30 GMT
This looks really promising! Make a MorphOS-native version also! :)
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Posted by hooligan/dcs on 18-Jun-2004 10:50 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (damn):
No need. Seems like this 68k version works just fine.

Next milestone: AmIrc ;-)
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Posted by Leo on 18-Jun-2004 11:43 GMT
Add MUI GUI ;)

Leo.
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Posted by Anonymous on 18-Jun-2004 12:01 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (miksuh):
@miksuh:

Looks like it already is running on two servers from the same window...

AfterX and AmigaWorld.
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Posted by Hagge on 18-Jun-2004 13:08 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Anonymous):
"Cool! I will try this out. You don't need
tonnes of useless features in an IRC program.
Just basic chat functionality."
That's why I use irssi with 20+ scripts ;D
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Posted by Jupp3 on 18-Jun-2004 13:53 GMT
Looks like nice "work-in-progress" :-)
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Posted by Darth_X on 18-Jun-2004 15:17 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Neko):
> If it's after the cave near Cheddar, then it's okay :)

What's hiding in that cave near Cheddar? ;)
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Posted by pixie on 18-Jun-2004 15:39 GMT
The very same binaries and antialiasing fonts through AOS4... neat! ;)
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Posted by smithy on 18-Jun-2004 16:01 GMT
It's cool to see some new development. Good luck Peter!
WookieChat BETA : Comment 14 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-Jun-2004 18:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (pixie):
thats what you get when you upgrade AmigaOS properly! ;-)
WookieChat BETA : Comment 15 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by brotheris on 18-Jun-2004 19:11 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Anonymous):
Could someone show MOS screenshots ? =)
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Posted by itix on 18-Jun-2004 19:32 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (brotheris):
http://www.lehtoranta.net/unsorted/WookieChat.png
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Posted by brotheris on 18-Jun-2004 20:41 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (itix):
Thanks
WookieChat BETA : Comment 18 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by Doobrey on 18-Jun-2004 20:52 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Darth_X):
>What's hiding in that cave near Cheddar? ;)

Not the answer you`re looking for, but from what I remember, it`s a witch turned into stone..
WookieChat BETA : Comment 19 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by Peter on 18-Jun-2004 21:15 GMT
Another MorphOS screenshot:

http://djbase.homeip.net/privat/wookiechat.png
WookieChat BETA : Comment 20 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by James Carroll on 18-Jun-2004 21:29 GMT
Is anyone else getting enforcer hits when you connect to a server? I dont get any in WinUAE....

if so, what configuration do you have?
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Posted by Leo on 18-Jun-2004 21:55 GMT
Ooops, it's already using MUI... seeing first screenshot (MUI with Gadtools look) I thought it was not the case ;)

Nice... But unstable here on MorphOS 1.4...
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Posted by James Carroll on 18-Jun-2004 23:42 GMT
In reply to Comment 21 (Leo):
Leo..

it seems you need to set the stack high before you run the program. have you tried that? stack 200000 or 300000 seems to do .. might be overkill, I'm not sure.
WookieChat BETA : Comment 23 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by James Carroll on 19-Jun-2004 03:11 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Anonymous):
Btw, its not limited to just 2 servers.. I had about 4 going at once, but I couldnt remember any other IRC servernames so I couldnt try any more.. hehe :)
WookieChat BETA : Comment 24 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by Joe "Floid" Kanowitz on 19-Jun-2004 18:39 GMT
Hm, it's depressing that I'd like to say "surely there're some ideas from Virtual IRC for OS/2 that might used here" ... but I've been off OS/2 and on EPIC for so long that I can't remember what any would be. (All the hardcore users liked Openchat anyway, if I recall...)

Since you're using a "MDI"-like interface, maybe Xircon is worth a look, in contrast to mIRC and AmIRC.

Using a single * for parts/joins is obviously dangerous, because they can't be distinguished from an action/pose.

Aside from that, yes, it's an IRC client, and if anyone needs *too many* advanced features, they're caring too much about IRC. ;)
WookieChat BETA : Comment 25 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by trott3r on 19-Jun-2004 19:10 GMT
Okay i seem to be missing something with connecting to another server in a new tab. I start a new tab and do a /server but it always dumps me out of my previous server in my first tab.

Ideas?
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Posted by James Carroll on 19-Jun-2004 21:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 25 (trott3r):
hmm, no idea sorry.. it works fine here.
are you sure you're disconnected from the first server you connect to? because the string in the window titlebar is currently only updated when you connect to a server or when you change your nick..
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