To follow up to my
previous blog about the desire for irc.java.net, I'd like to talk
about using Project JXTA in the
interim (and perhaps indefinately, if people like it) to fill the gap.
Shortly after posting the above blog, I was contacted by James Todd about the possibility
of using MyJXTA as a distributed chat service. I tried it out, and it
seems to fit the bill pretty well.
Is it just me or do you also feel that java.net will never be a leading
open source community without having its own irc server? Mozilla has
one, Netbeans uses freenode, the list goes on and on. It's just a great
way to do realtime collaboration. For example, in my case if we had a
channel for JavaServer Faces, users could get in touch with developers
right away. Also, if we had one for the...