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Babylon Java Chat

Babylon Java Chat is a client and server combo that allows groups to chat and draw over any TCP/IP connection. The client can be run either as a standalone Java application or as an applet launched from a WWW document. It features public and private chatting and drawing, email, file transfers, chat rooms, instant and answering-machine style messaging, and console paging. The drawing canvas enables users to draw freehand, or to create lines, rectangles, ovals, or fonted text, or to paste images from files.

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  •  28 Mar 2008 14:33

    Release Notes: This release adds file transfers between users, email sending via the chat server, the ability for the applet client to operate fully as a signed applet (all features enabled, such as sending and saving files and images), the ability for the drawing canvas to be saved as JPEG, GIF, and PNG files (as well as bitmap), more reliable disconnection detection (both client and server), scrollbars if the drawing canvas is larger than the visible area, and reorganized source code, with ANT building and JavaDoc documentation.

    •  31 May 2005 12:53

      Release Notes: In this release, the Applet client can embed in Web pages, there is internationalization support (Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish, and Turkish translations included), there were some connectivity bugfixes (with automatic silent reconnect), the application client can save the canvas as a bitmap image, users can click and drag to resize the drawing canvas vs. the chat text, there is a better instant-messaging interface, and the client window is easier to use.

      •  15 May 2002 23:38

        Release Notes: This release has connectivity bugfixes. The applet client can be embedded in Web pages. Spanish, German, Dutch, and French translations are included. Automatic reconnect has been added. The application client can save the canvas as a bitmap image. You can click and drag to resize the drawing canvas vs. the chat text. The client window is easier to use.

        •  14 Feb 2002 21:06

          Release Notes: Bugs related to the automatic creation of new user accounts have been fixed. The server now creates an empty password file at startup if it doesn't already exist, and the server now ensures that the JVM is 1.3 or later before attempting to register a shutdown hook.

          •  12 Feb 2002 14:26

            Release Notes: After a lengthy beta period, version 2.0 is here. These features have been added since 1.4: Chat rooms (public and private; private rooms can be password-protected or invite-only), the ability for the chat room owner to ban/boot users, instant messaging, user accounts/authentication (optional), an "ignore user" feature, pasting of image files to the canvas, a server administrator client, chat room logging, automatic "catch up" of whiteboard drawings for new joiners, and a complete resdesign of the communications protocol.

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