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CometChat for Vanilla

RaizeRaize vancouver ✭✭
edited September 2010 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
This would be perfect for Vanilla if someone can turn it into a plugin:

commercial demo:


  • I agree. I would love to get it running here.
  • edited September 2010
    I third(?) that.
  • cdavidcdavid New
    edited September 2010
    EDIT: dumb me, didn't see the link

    Why not go for an open-source variant which provides, more or less, the same functionality?
    See .
  • @cdavid: That's the one we're looking at. See the first post! :P
  • cdavidcdavid New
    edited September 2010
    a, sorry... I only saw the Comet Chat link there. Maybe I should go to sleep at some point ... Anyway, it seems like a great idea, that I strongly support. Unfortunately, I have quite a bit on my plate right now and am unable to help you with development.

    What I can do is I can provide a test bed for this, as soon as it is out.

  • edited September 2010
    I have very, i repeat VERY little knowledge of writing plugins, so if anyone would give me a push in the right direction on where to start it would help ALOT.
  • BTW, I would also like to suggest
  • RaizeRaize vancouver ✭✭
    @matt531320 thanks for posting that, it's actually the one i was looking for but i couldn't remember what it was called :) they are both the same thing and work just as good
  • @Raize do you know how to integrate it into Vanilla? I've tried a couple times with no success.
  • RaizeRaize vancouver ✭✭
    i'm gonna try tonight, i'll let you know how it goes... im not sure if i'll be able to do the integrate with the login system though
  • I have something planned with the devs for when they make the following/friends system which they are working on. My chat will integrate with the friends plugin allow a facebook-esque system. However cannot put a timeline on this as i have no idea when they will be writing the friends plugin.
  • edited October 2010
    @garymardell In the meantime could you release the plugin just for all online members of a Vanilla site?
  • cometchat doesnt appear to be opensource, i would prefer ajaxim
  • @bobtheman ajaxIM is open source, but so is what Raize suggested - but apparently it's also what cometchat is based on. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
  • RaizeRaize vancouver ✭✭
    edited October 2010
    Yea, cometchat is a commercial application of an open source chat app

    Actually ajaxIM could very well be based on the same code, as they look pretty similar.
  • edited October 2010
    @Raize Didn't actually realize it, but they do look similar (in their own way). Any success in integrating AjaxIM?
  • AdrianAdrian Wandering Spirit Montreal MVP
    edited October 2010
    Hi I did look at building a plugin, but the note on the site says: "This chat script can be used for free under GPL-style license for non-commercial purposes. For commercial purposes, please purchase a license." In this sense it would be difficult to make a plugin. It would have to be from "scratch" as there would be no way to control how the add-on was used. I will look around for other options...
  • edited October 2010
  • BTW, couldn't you release the plugin with a disclaimer and a link to the website where you purchase a license?
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