[Nottingham] Easy network programming

Joshua Lock incandescant at gmail.com
Fri May 11 12:47:10 BST 2007

On 11 May 2007, at 11:55, Booth Chris wrote:

> Have you looked at Jabber?
> http://www.jabber.org/

No I haven't, I think it's a bit heavyweight for my needs.

>> -----Original Message-----
>> I'm looking for a little advice on network programming.
>> My intent is to start a little project that involves a client
>> posing as a host and other clients connecting to it. The
>> clients will each send messages (text) and hopefully interact
>> through some whiteboard like area where images can be
>> displayed, annotated etc.

Apparently context helps; so if your interested in the what read on.
I'm looking to quickly knock up a digital client for pen and paper  
roleplaying. Hence chat and whiteboards. But also dice rolls,  
separate 'voices'  for different contexts (actions, character speech)  

The reason I didn't publicly state the idea is because now it's  
recorded I'll feel guilty if it doesn't see the light of day :)

This Windows program does what I want my app to do and /much/ more  
but is Windows only and seems rather tuned to d20 which is way more  
complex than our system.


Also so far I'm tending towards either C++ & Qt or Java. Looking to  
improve my portfolio with an application written in a more mainstream/ 
recognised language.
(Please don't flame me)

Cheers for the feedback so far,

- J
Joshua Lock
incandescant at gmail.com

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