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[Web] Epistula WiP - New Multi Protocol Instant MessengerANN.lu
Posted on 27-Jul-2004 16:27 GMT by Daniel Allsopp39 comments
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I've just setup a quick WiP page on my website to allow me to keep everyone up-to-date with my progress on the Instant Messenger application I'm writing.

Currently there are only a few screenshots running on OS4, but I hope to add to the features and progress reports as time, and progess, goes on.

Have a gander at http://www.the-snakepit.co.uk/epistula/

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Posted by Anonymous on 27-Jul-2004 14:37 GMT
Show it to Garry Hare and he'll hire you on the spot. He wants all kinds of instant messenger type apps for amigaDE
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Posted by 4pLaYeR on 27-Jul-2004 14:52 GMT
I currently use Jabber (on MorphOS) but i have to say this one looks much better so far =) keep up the work and make sure it works on MorphOS as well :).
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Posted by hooligan/dcs on 27-Jul-2004 14:55 GMT
I proper ICQ messenger would be nice, indeed. I wish the best of luck for this project.
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Posted by Thomas Würgler/Pagan on 27-Jul-2004 15:23 GMT
This looks awesome. I currently use Jabberwocky, but would love a direct client to get rid of jabber server woes.
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Posted by krize on 27-Jul-2004 16:36 GMT
Very nice!!!!!

Good work Daniel Allsopp!
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Posted by Anonymous on 27-Jul-2004 17:15 GMT
cool app keep up good work
and make icq protocol too ;)
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Posted by Frogger on 27-Jul-2004 17:30 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Anonymous):
Looks great!! Nice work, I hope this program makes it to "v1.0", I'll certainly use it.

As others say, I hope to see an ICQ protocol too :)
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Posted by Daniel Allsopp on 27-Jul-2004 18:03 GMT
Wow, I didn't think an ICQ plugin would be so popular. I think I'll beaver away on that tomorrow. Will help with the development I suppose if I can test the client handling as many protocols as I can throw at it.

ICQ plugin coming up...
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Posted by Anonymous on 27-Jul-2004 18:12 GMT
Great work, i am not interested in MSN and other sh*ts but uptodate ICQ client is always welcome :-)
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Posted by Thomas Würgler/Pagan on 27-Jul-2004 18:57 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Daniel Allsopp):
@Daniel:
I use ICQ, MSN, AIM, MSN, Yahoo and Jabber (the latter by necessity rather than choice).

If you need a guinea pig let me know :)
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Posted by Daniel Allsopp on 27-Jul-2004 19:24 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (Thomas Würgler/Pagan):
OK, I'll keep that in mind Thomas. When the need for beta testers arrives I'll be putting it up on my website... so keep checking back :-)
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Posted by top on 27-Jul-2004 19:40 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Daniel Allsopp):
great news, when will the demo version be available ?
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Posted by top on 27-Jul-2004 20:01 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Daniel Allsopp):
great news, when will the demo version be available ?
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Posted by corpse on 28-Jul-2004 03:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Daniel Allsopp):
rather than implement all the different protocols yourself, why not take a look over the gaim sources and steal a few bits from there. If you build the protocol parts as libs I think you can link against them without making your code GPL if you don't want to :).
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Posted by Daniel Allsopp on 28-Jul-2004 07:45 GMT
I've just updated the Epistula [url=http://www.the-snakepit.co.uk/epistula/]website[/url] with a FAQ... hope that answers a few of your questions :-D
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Posted by Stefan Blixth on 28-Jul-2004 07:55 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Daniel Allsopp):
Hi Daniel,

Looks like a nice project... Good choice of GUI btw =)
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Posted by Ketzer on 28-Jul-2004 08:43 GMT
Add ICQ support and Ill certainly give it a try :)
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Posted by Darren on 28-Jul-2004 08:51 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Daniel Allsopp):
Cheers Daniel for the update to the site.

Good to see some of my questions answered! :)

Daz
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Posted by Kjetil on 28-Jul-2004 13:01 GMT
Nice keep up the good work!!!
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Posted by Leki on 28-Jul-2004 13:09 GMT
looks good....make sure ICQ is supported well. :)
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Posted by Anonymous on 28-Jul-2004 15:51 GMT
Looks great! When can I download it?

(OT: It's running on OS 3.9 + some m68k OS 4.0 components). Gah! It's got
Anti-aliased fonts and new GUI, I wish I could have this, too. Amithlon and
WinUAE should be able to run it fast enough. Would be enough to spruce up
good old OS 3.9.
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Posted by Kulwant Bhogal on 28-Jul-2004 16:32 GMT
Looks very good. I know it's early days yet, but will it support graphic smilies (emoticons) and "xxxx (user) is typing a message" type functionality like Mico$oft Messenger does?

How about customised fonts and colours (including those specified by the other party)?

Kulwant
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Posted by hooligan/dcs on 28-Jul-2004 16:57 GMT
In reply to Comment 22 (Kulwant Bhogal):
>I know it's early days yet, but will it support graphic smilies (emoticons)

Oh no.. not emoticons.. no no noooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Daniel Allsopp on 28-Jul-2004 17:26 GMT
In reply to Comment 22 (Kulwant Bhogal):
Yes, the message window I've been working on supports:

+ Graphical Smilies (can be switched off)
+ <xxx> is typing a message
+ Font colours and sizes
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Posted by Anonymous on 28-Jul-2004 18:45 GMT
In reply to Comment 24 (Daniel Allsopp):
Daniel:

What happended to that MUI autodoc viewer? It looked really promising.
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Posted by Daniel Allsopp on 28-Jul-2004 20:31 GMT
In reply to Comment 25 (Anonymous):
It's still knocking about on my HDD somewhere, I still use it for viewing docs. Might have a look at it again sometime.
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Posted by q on 28-Jul-2004 21:12 GMT
In addition to ICQ-support in future I would suggest to seriously think about supporting IRC in the way of Miranda ICQ.

Excellent work!
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Posted by samo79 on 28-Jul-2004 22:35 GMT
In reply to Comment 27 (q):
Nice work !

Plase add also ICQ support and graphics emoticon :-)
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Posted by Crumb // AAT on 29-Jul-2004 05:36 GMT
I think that it would be a good idea to add a feature like "block all contacts of this group". File transfer would be great too. Avatars, Emoticons and preview of images when you transfer a file would be nice too.

But I want it now! :-)
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Posted by Kulwant Bhogal on 29-Jul-2004 08:22 GMT
In reply to Comment 24 (Daniel Allsopp):
Excellent stuff.

Can't wait :-)
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Posted by Henrik Mikael Kristensen on 30-Jul-2004 07:06 GMT
Like everyone else says here: It looks awesome. Keep it up!

Regards,
Henrik Mikael Kristensen
AWeb Development Team
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Posted by Darren on 30-Jul-2004 11:06 GMT
It would be really cool Daniel if you could maybe keep a blog on your website keeping us eager Amigian's up2 date with the latest developments?

You could maybe even put some source code on your webpage and explain what it does? I know this would help a lot of OS3/OS4 newbie-coders who are still finding their way through the OS!

Daz
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Posted by Daniel Allsopp on 30-Jul-2004 21:28 GMT
In reply to Comment 32 (Darren):
Hmm, that's quite a good idea :-) Helping people with examples of source code. I must say, I've had to pretty much, painfully, work a lot of this out my self.

I did get some help along the way but a lot of the time I've found out things myself, buying the RKM of eBay, hunting for days for examples because some people in the know seem to think you're not worthy because you don't know as much as them and thus ignore you (not mentioning any specific mailing lists or groups of people).

Anyway, I'll be keeping people more up to date tomorrow (depending when I get up :-)) as to my progress... I've spent the last two days coding the ICQ plugin, what a bitch it is, but I've successfully logged onto the service so I'm online with Epistula and ICQ, not that it's much use at the moment :-)

P.S.
Thanks for everyone's kind words, I really appreciate it :-)
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Posted by hooligan/dcs on 31-Jul-2004 09:16 GMT
In reply to Comment 33 (Daniel Allsopp):
Your software will fill a big void in Amiga(and hopefully MorphOS)-software. I can't believe it took this long time to get a decent messenger :)
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Posted by popol on 31-Jul-2004 17:34 GMT
As we have Jabber for Morphos, we don't need this....totally useless.
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Posted by hooligan/dcs on 31-Jul-2004 18:58 GMT
In reply to Comment 35 (popol):
Since when has MOS versio of Jabberwocky worked?
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Posted by Daniel Allsopp on 02-Aug-2004 06:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 35 (popol):
Wow, 35 posts on an ANN news item before the first idiot has their say! That's got to be a first! :-)
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Posted by neutraler on 02-Aug-2004 07:06 GMT
In reply to Comment 35 (popol):
as we have enough trolls, we don't need you....
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Posted by ThePlayer on 02-Aug-2004 08:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 37 (Daniel Allsopp):
Jabberwocky, is nice but the Jabber Servers sucks big! Most of the time you don' t have access to ICQ, MSN, AIM. And Jabber lacks of featuers, like filetransfer to ICQ and others works only with the Jabber network.
Epistula looks great and i think it will be the best Messenger for AOS/MOS!
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