I started a small and simple instant messenger in Java, based upon the Zeroconf technology.
Its main features are :
- minimalistic configuration : enter your name, the name of your organizational group (optional), your email (optional) and that’s it !
- automatic discovery and display of the people currently running the software on the local network
- very easy-to-use file sending/reception support (drag and drop, no need to accept transfers, definable quotas to limit the size of received files, can send entire directories)
- persistent history for messages TODO
- conference (multi-users sessions) TODO
- message forwarding TODO
- search-as-you-type feature to filter the contact list
- cross-platform (written in Java, so will run on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris and other Java-enabled systems), with deeper integration with Mac OS X and Windows.
To try it, you have two things to do :
Have fun !