shoutbox

hey wheat will we ever get the shoutbox or something similar back ? i usually am online when no one else is due to working 2nd shift but sometimes i am and was nice to give a yell to others

Paul Warren's picture

Hi Greg. I think Wheat does

Hi Greg. I think Wheat does intend to get some kind of chat or shout box as soon as he can find one that works well with the site software. I've also been keeping an eye out for suitable software.

It will make a nice addition to the site IMO.

BTW, how's your Java skills? I need to write an app to enter the chord charts into posts and if I run into trouble it'd be nice to have someone I could contact for help.

lu java skills

are pretty much complete.....i can make a cup of java and might even be able to make an entire pot with a coffee maker.....lol....otherwise my programming type skills are pretty much no existent.

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BoH's picture

Ooooo! That would be cool.

Ooooo! That would be cool. I'd love to be able to write up charts because I've got ideas to kick out. Are you going to write something like chord diagrams too?

Bo


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Bo


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Paul Warren's picture

Hi Bo, good to see you

Hi Bo, good to see you around again. How's everything?

Initially I hope we can add scale and chord charts. It may also be possible to add complete grooves. Unfortunately there are a number of technical details still to work out, mainly to do with how html is used in Drupal. Still, I think it's better than 50:50 that it can be done.

wheat's picture

Flash/ActionScript might be

Flash/ActionScript might be a better choice. And, if you have any programming experience at all (and I know you do), picking it up will be pretty easy. It's very closely related to JavaScript, though with hooks and functions specific to Flash. The only drag is having to pony up for a copy of Flash, as that's the best IDE for developing flash apps (though there are others).

Wheat

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Paul Warren's picture

Hi Wheat. I'm a little more

Hi Wheat. I'm a little more comfortable with JavaScript. I already have an outline of an app that'll do the job. I'll pm you later today with some questions. The answers to those will determine whether this will work and how difficult it will be.

wheat's picture

I'll reply to your PM soon.

I'll reply to your PM soon. I'm not ignoring it. :)

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wheat's picture

Yeah, I'm sorry. I did

Yeah, I'm sorry. I did promise that. I even picked out a few to try and then got swamped. I wonder if the lack of a shoutbox is part of what's keeping things quite around here this past month. So I must get on that. I'll find a few for us to beta test and get them rolling in a few days. Then we'll pick the best one and keep it. Drupal 4.7 gives us some better options for chat apps. So we should be able to find a good one.

Thanks for the reminder,

Wheat

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