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OpenCHAT 0.43 README OpenCHAT is free 100% HTTP/HTML chatting server entirely written in Java. On the server side, it does not need any HTTP server (like Apache) or SQL database run with. OpenCHAT has it's own HTTP server which handles all TCP/IP Socket HTTP connections with the client browsers as well as all user to user communications, using Java threads. On the client side, a frame anabled HTTP web browser is all the user needs to communicate (Internet Explorer, Netscape, etc.). No applets or special software is needed on the client side. OpenCHAT is NOT a IRC like chat engine, but a much easyer interface to the (unexperienced) end user deal with. OpenCHAT intends to be a full featured chatting solution targeting home and corporate users who plan to have their own chat domains and rooms. OpenCHAT can be used on multi-domain web servers offereing a completely independent user space for each domain, like the Apache <VirtualHost> directive does. By now, OpenCHAT supports only pre opened rooms, but will in the future support other room types. FEATURES o Multiple languages supported on a per domain basis 0 Fully comtomizable templating engine o Unlimited multiple VirtualDomains (hosts) with separate user spaces o Unlimited rooms separated by VirtualDomains. o Full HTML template system, allowing different design for each VirtualDomain and room o Full HTML interface o Integrated HTTP web server o No applets, web server or database install needed DOWNLOADING OpenCHAT freely avaiable from http://sourceforge.net/projects/openchat/ Please download allways the latest version. INSTALLING Please refer to the INSTALL file included in the distribution. FILES README This file. INSTALL OpenCHAT installation instructions. OpenCHAT.jar Stores all classes in. Can be decompressed if you prefer to work with individual classes. META-INF/MANIFEST.MF The Java Manifest file. OpenCHAT.conf The main configuration file must be placed at /etc/OpenCHAT.conf or \etc\OpenCHAT.conf for the Win32 folks. OpenCHAT also looks for this file at the current working directory. OpenCHAT.Domains.conf You can configure several different Domains to work separatly with this file. It must be placed at <CHAT_ROOT_DIR>/OpenCHAT.Domains.conf. OpenCHAT also looks for this file at the current working directory. OpenCHAT.tpls This file is used to load HTML templates used for all domains. The begining of thif file contains all docs. <DOMAIN_NAME>.tpls Like OpenCHAT.tpls, this file is used to load HTML templates, but this one only for the specifyed domain. The templates contained in this file overrides the OpenCHAT.tpls ones. A default example file is included in this package, named SISTEMICA.INFO.tpls OpenCHAT.rooms This file is used to pre open rooms, in all domains. <DOMAIN_NAME>.rooms Like the OpenCHAT.rooms, this file pre opens rooms, but this one only in the specifyed domain. A default SISTEMICA.INFO.rooms file is included in this package. OpenCHAT.lang OpenCHAT language templates and user defined language templates. <DOMAIN>.lang The same as OpenCHAT.lang, but aplies only for the specifyed domain. It overrides OpenCHAT.lang definitions. There are examples of all these files in the tar ball, with comments. DOCS Read the ".conf", "*.tpls", ".rooms" and ".lang" files. They are very well commented. BUGS There may be some. Please report them to us and we'll release new versions as fast as possible. TODO Prevent DoS attacks. Support the POST HTTP method. The OpenCHAT web site :-) SUPPORT Fell free to contact the author on <diego@sistemica.info>. DONATIONS The OpenCHAT Project accepts domations using PayPal. Please visit the OpenCHAT Project page at SourceForge.net for further explanation. All donations to the OpenCHAT Project are 100% sent to Brazilian Social Charity NGOs. Please read the DONATIONS file. COMMERCIAL SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT Commercial support and custom development is provided by Sistemica.info Software worldwide. AUTHOR Diego de Lima <diego@sistemica.info> Sistemica.info Software Av. Carlos Gomes, 75 5. andar 90480-003 - Porto Alegre - RS - Brazil www.sistemica.info
Source: README, updated 2004-03-24