September 4th, 2005, 04:14 PM
yes it sounds rather time comsuming but i guess if i spent a few mins on it a day the program would come together slowly lol
ty for reply
September 5th, 2005, 10:12 AM
lol a few minutes, it would take a month or something:P
Not to be mean
Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
September 5th, 2005, 02:20 PM
Originally Posted by Rc2001
Config file in plain text with a list of user accounts
Data file of messages for each user, or possibly a shelf of a list of messages.
Methods to get messages for each user account
Method to add a message to a user account
Expose methods by XML-RPC
Config file saying which username it has
Checks server for messages (by xml-rpc)
Sends messages through the server
This would give you enough to have a basic text mode non-realtime internal messaging client in Python. i.e. not MSN Messenger instant-messenging.
It would also save you the bother of working with POP3, SMTP, parsing RFC-compliant email messages, dealing with sockets and lots of other faff.
It would also be incredibly basic.
However, XML-RPC is very easy to work with, and you could likely get something this simple going in an evening.