Hello guys and gals!
TINY CHUM 1.4b IS OUT!
Welcome to the thread for our beloved pesterchum app!
TinyChum! The lightweight pesterchum client with dynamic module system!
-->Chatting in tabs
-->Logging, Quirks and more now supported with modules
TINYCHUM UPDATE 1.4b
* Renewed module framework
* A ton of bugs fixed
* Tabs now scrollable
* Simple skins
* Logger module now supports HTML and BBCode markup
* Away fixed
* Tabs with new messages get marked with an asterisk
* Client informs you if it's connected and if you could change your handle
* Debug console
* Moods added
* Status messages added (/me)
* Exploder module added (explodes your computer)
* Splash screen
* Timestamps fixed
* Skins changeable and modifiable during runtime
* Color choosable with dialogue (TCOLOR)
* Other stuff I can't remember right now
- version 1.4b
- version 1.4a
- version 1.4
- version 1.2
- version 1.0
How to get started with modules:
First, open any conversation window and type /help
this prints out a list of available commands. Next, check what filename the module you want to load has in the module folder. For example, the Logger.class module.
In TinyChum, type now /load Logger . It should then load the module and print a confirm message.
And that's it! The module is now successfully running and will be automatically loaded on startup.
What the modules provided in the package do:
Logger: Creates logfiles of your conversations.
BasicQuirks: Basic quirk functions like in PC Main.
BLUH: Provides a silly command that prints out a specified amount of "BLUH"s.
Exploder: Provides the /explode command that explodes your computer and notifies your chums accordingly.
SendAll: Send a message to all chums you have a conversation with.
How to use the commands:
Always check /help first. It should give enough information to get started.
This client is OUTDATED. I do not recommend using it as it is showing it's age and has a lot of bugs and problems that won't be fixed for quite some time if ever.
Q: How do I run it?
A: For windows, just run the run.cmd . For Linux, just run the run . On Mac, double click the pesterchum.jar .
Q: How should I test it?
A: Start out by adding some chums to your chumroll (whoever you know is online atm). Feel free to contact me when I'm online tho (seriousProgrammer)!
Q: Quirks manager? Whut? Search string?? whaaaa?
A: Lookie here
Q: How do I delete a chum from my chumroll?
A: Just select it and press the delete key on your keyboard.
Q: Can I change my color?
A: YES! Just click on the button next to your chumhandle
Q: I did something stupid. The application won't close/start/whatever.
A: No worries! First, if it's still running, kill it with the task manager. Then, just delete the pesterchum.cfg . That should fix it.
Q: I'm getting the error "javaw not found." What do I do?
A: Read this post.
Q: Is it compatible with Armada's pesterchum app?
A: Yes it is. To a certain level. Armada ceased developing and we joined forces because combined we are CAPTAIN PESTERCHUM! (someone needs to make a flash with that)
Q: But... Is your server reliable?
A: Yes, very. It's not a farm of servers so no netsplits possible. I have 5tb traffic per month, that should suffice. And the server has a very nice speed and is up 24/7.
Q: How did you make it?
A: Written in Java with help of the pIRCBot API. The initial app was made a week before Armada's but since it was missing the moods, I didn't release it.
Q: Is there support? Is it openSource?
A: Yes and yes, the source is in the jar files (PC 1.6 and higher). TC is NOT opensource.
Q: I wanna join!
A: Talk to me first (pm or irc), give me a reason why you want to join and what you could add to the app. Also, you have to have knowledge of Java.
Q: Can I use your source to build trollian / my own version / whatever ?
A: Yes, but you have to license it under the GPL too and please, don't sell it as something completely new when it's just a new skin. Give us some credit.
Q: Can I suggest features?
A: Sure! Just don't go out of focus since we really tried to keep the app as close to the original as possible!
Q: FFFFUUUUCK It's not working! (Some error) I'm on a mac!
A: Make sure that the Java 6 runtime is at the top of the list in the Java Preferences app.
Q: Where can I post my chum handle?
A: HERE Also, the new fora have a profile field for your chumhandle. Check it out.
A notice of global importance: Do not add more than 30-40 people to your chumroll because their initial moods won't update due to the message length limit!
Q: I have a problem/bug/request/question/praise.
A: Please, consult the Tracker for stuff like this. We won't be able to help you here as well as there. Also, please always use the search before submitting something new.
Well, have fun using it!
Thanks to all the guys who supported us during the development and gave us some valuable information as well as requests and bug notices.
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