Lets talk about Chat and instant messaging


Re Mondays meeting The devs don’t want to run the text chat as part of their development.
They have suggested we put our heads together and come up with something.

I thought id try to get the ball rolling (not having a clue about the technicalities of how it all works).
Here’s my wish list to be added to or shot down in flames

It should probably be open source
It should work metaverse wide.
Its moderation and rules should be controllable domain to domain
It should have robust security
it should allow public and private and grouped chat
it should store messages sent to offline users.
it should integrate into a window in the interface.
it should allow the sending of ‘things’ maybe models pictures emotes and of course viruses and trojans


I’ll take a look at https://bitmessage.org/wiki/Main_Page , looks interesting.


Well, Lets start with the part howto implement it into interface.exe.
A seperate screen that you can move to other window if you have it. It would be good.
If if its all running on one screen, you get the Secondlife mess with always the chat window open.

Maby interface.exe need to have 2 options.

  • api support for chat in seperate window
  • api support for chat in the main world screen, like you see with the notifications.

@judas added already much. so no need todo it again.


we can move the conversation over here: https://alphas.highfidelity.io/t/announcement-high-fidelity-is-not-going-to-host-a-text-chat-system/1477/last