On Sunday, January 27, 2002, at 09:41 AM, Scott Lewis wrote:
I am developing a intranet for my work, and will probably use=20
Squirrelmail for=A0a internal web based internal e-mail system. My =
though have asked if there can be a messenger client option incorporated=20=
into the weblail page, so when a user logs into their account, on say=20
the left hand side there is the messenger client, built into the=20
webpage, as they dont want a popup. That way, as we work in a call=20
centre, if someone is on the phone, then a real time message can still=20=
be sent to them.
The intranet will be run off Apache, either on a Windows or Linux box as=20=
its only for 40-50 people max.
http://www.jabber.org is a good start. There are java applet and html-based=20
jabber clients that could be embedded with minimal work... I think the=20=
main issues would start to come in when you want to force chat IDs,=20
require signups, etc... But between that, and a semi-happy Jabber server=20=
kicking around somewhere, you'd have basic IM functionality, with the=20
potential for gatewayed connections to AOL, Yahoo, MSN, etc...
But, as far as I know, no such plugin already* exists and is ready to=20
go. Good idea, though.