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Perl Chat

Perl Chat consists of a client and a server, both written in perl. The goal of this project is to create a chat server that can be used on smaller networks such as a college campus or a business network. Both the client and the server are written in Perl, and the client uses the Tk module to generate its GUI.


Recent releases

  •  24 Aug 2000 13:08

    Release Notes: Neither the client nor the server use the Msg Perl module anymore. Everything that has to do with sockets has been rewritten on both the client and the server. The client is no longer threaded and should therefore run on more default installations of Perl.

    •  17 Aug 2000 19:48

      Release Notes: New features include the ability to save preferences, the ability to query info on other users, an improved messaging interface, an improved global messaging interface, and better popups and output. Global messaging is like IRC while regular messaging is like AOL's Instant Messenger. Perl Chat incorporates both styles of chatting.

      •  14 Aug 2000 02:15

        Release Notes: This release adds threading, a GUI via the Perl/Tk module, lots of bugfixes, and better functionality.

        Recent comments

        24 Aug 2000 14:09 unixman

        What about other clients?
        You mentioned this Chat is to be use within University Lan or small networks, etc... what about a ncurses client or a simple perl client? Not everyone uses X here, remember. Actually, a WinXXXX clients will be nice too. I know, Linux Rules, but there are a lot of users who will love to interact with the server and will not be able to do it, just because there are no clients.

        Once again, at least a perl based with curses (ncurses) clients would be nice.


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