Friday, July 02, 2010

Jay notes (WIP)

Jay (to go along with finch and pidgeon) will be a web-server-based libpurple client, allowing users to set up a small server and use their web browsers to chat. While other web chat clients exist, some power users might appreciate *not* having to use someone else's cloud-based services.

(proposed logo: a simplified Jay bird in front of a cloud)

Jay contains three separate programs:

- libpurple<->JSON connector (jayd)

- JSON CGI program, handling authentication and sending updates as needed to the web client.

- Javascript/JSON web client.

If things go particularly well the JSON setup I'm using might become a standard.

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