Building The IRC Client
To build and run the client on Unix...
cd mozilla/extensions cvs up -d make makefiles DIR=irc (ignore the errors) cd irc make cd ../../dist/bin ./mozilla-apprunner.sh resource:///irc/tests/test2.html
Makefiles for Windows are in the works. Mac Makefiles still need a volunteer.
Some of the ideas discussed so far include...
HTMLized chat message support
Includes the ability to send messages marked up in HTML over some out-of-band communication channel, such as a parallel channel (#mozilla and #mozilla-html) or a parallel IRC server.
Per-Channel "Topic" style support,
Includes the ability to push CSS styles to clients, in order to affect the appearance of the channel. Possibly through a bot on the channel, or through the topic, This could include a default background image, text styles (even per-user styles) and possibly non-CSS data such as a list of URLs. User's could presumably alter the "topic" style similar to the way the existing channel topic is changed.
Please feel free to contribute ideas (hopefully in a new thread) and code (send diffs!) to the project. I will be updating the Mozilla realtime-messaging webpage shortly.
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