First post, by keenmaster486
EDIT: DISCLAIMER! This does NOT fall into the same category as IRC/Discord/Slack/etc. It's an instant messaging / group messaging thing intended for communication with friends and families in real life, not communities on the internet. Before you decide to make a snarky comment about IRC, read the whole post and try out the app.
As stated in the title, this is a chat app, or whatever you want to call it.
It's capable of direct messages and group chats. The goal is to have a chat server that is easy to build cross-platform clients for. I started this project just as an experiment to see what I can do, but it's grown to be more than that, and I think it could have a lot of potential.
The web version of the app (and the server that all the clients connect to) is hosted at https://clean-chat-app.herokuapp.com. If you go to that URL you'll find a React frontend, so you'd better be using a modern computer for that side of it.
On the retro side, I just finished building a client using Visual Basic 3.0, in Windows 3.1. It should be compatible with every version of Windows from 3.1 through XP, and any modern 32-bit version that retains the 16-bit subsystem. But you'll be using the web version on those anyway. You can find the "retro client" (with the source code!) at the following URL: ftp://casablanca25.mynetgear.com/softwa ... CCAVB3.zip
I speed-built it just today, so it still definitely has some issues, besides just being extremely basic. Just testing it quickly here on my various retro machines I noticed that it seems to crash with an unidentified Winsock error after about 2 minutes on any OS that is not WFW 3.11. Of course I anticipate fixing stuff like that. I'd also appreciate input on it.
You can find the source code and all the documentation of the API at the following URL: https://github.com/keenmaster486/clean-chat-app
I encourage experimentation with my project! If you feel like building a client for it for some other OS or machine, do it! I'm putting out the challenge here and now for all you programming gurus out there.
I am open to comments and suggestions.
I flermmed the plootash just like you asked.