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A simple chat integrated in phorum?

Posted by Ludwin 
A simple chat integrated in phorum?
August 18, 2006 08:23PM
Hello!

I dream about integrating a simple chat system to phorum. I know there is already a java-based irc client integrated with phorum, but I would like to set up a chat with no irc channel, chiefly because I don't know how this works.

I know a simple and efficient chat script called Ralf's chat (http://ralfchat.sourceforge.net/). Open source, of course. It is in perl, but this does not need to be a problem, most websites have a cgi-bin directory to run perl scripts. A webserver with php usually also has a cgi-bin directory.

Ralf's chat works with a mysql database, like phorum. Therefore, I imagined it could be possible to modify the script in order to make it read the names and passwords stored in the phorum database instead of using it's own database.

I imagine the script could use two databases: it's own and the database of the phorum board it is integrated with. It would just read the database to have the same user id - password combination as phorum, so that users of a phorum board can chat there without need to register previously.

I am not a developper, not a real programmer, and for me this will be a challenge. But I would like to ask a question to the programmers here: do you tink that the way I described above to ingegrate these two scripts is realistic?
Re: A simple chat integrated in phorum?
August 18, 2006 11:52PM
Short answer :-)

yes


Maurice Makaay
Phorum Development Team
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Re: A simple chat integrated in phorum?
August 19, 2006 04:17PM
Thanks, Maurice.

Do you (or anybody else) know where, in which file, phorum checks the user's login and password?

Once I know this, I could take a look at the corresponding lines in ralph's chat, and then try to make the modifications to see how it works.
Re: A simple chat integrated in phorum?
August 19, 2006 05:30PM
in include/users.php usually ;).


Thomas Seifert
Phorum Development Team / Mysnip-Solutions.de
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Re: A simple chat integrated in phorum?
August 23, 2006 12:27AM
Hi, if you get this working can you share the code?! thanks!
Re: A simple chat integrated in phorum?
September 13, 2006 10:25AM
K3yo, thanks for your interest.

Yesterday, I made intensive tests with the chat system I wanted to integrate into Phorum, Ralph's Chat. I saw that this system is quite obsolete for today's standards. I will have to find a better chat system first, and then try to integrate it...

And, yes, I will inform about my progress here!
Re: A simple chat integrated in phorum?
September 13, 2006 11:16AM
[ajax.phpmagazine.net]

could be a place to start or for a nice clean looks

[socket7.net]

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Re: A simple chat integrated in phorum?
September 14, 2006 11:40AM
Hi,

In ajax.phpmagazine.net i saw the ajaxim instant messenger.
[www.unwieldy.net]

It looks very great and could be a good service in our Phorum (like PM).
If someone has already adapted this script to phorum i would be intersted. :)
Re: A simple chat integrated in phorum?
September 16, 2006 04:02PM
The X7Chat team just wrote an integration file to phorum.

There was a bug in my first test installation, but now it seems that it works.
Please have a look at: [ludwin.net]



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/17/2006 06:47AM by Ludwin.
Re: A simple chat integrated in phorum?
September 17, 2006 04:35AM
The bug described above has been fixed, and you can go on with testing at:
[ludwin.net]

It could have happened only because I used an older version of Phorum (5.0.21) instead of the newest one (5.1.16a), on which the integration file had been tested first.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/17/2006 06:44AM by Ludwin.
Re: A simple chat integrated in phorum?
December 20, 2006 05:36PM
I have just installed it on the forum [www.ftbe.be]

I will give you feedback later.
Re: A simple chat integrated in phorum?
May 03, 2014 01:57AM
Sorry for digging this "very" old thread. Can someone share with me the script to integrate x7chat into phorum?
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