Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Is someone interested in the ACS 4.x Java Chat Module for openacs 3.2.x?
Okay, the software I wrote is a jabber client. A tiny rewrite or addition to the C code would allow connection as a component. You would not necessarily need to do this for your intended purpose: sending messages. Just like bboard alerts, messages can be from a single account (email@example.com). However, my module also connects to any jabber server as any user, assuming you have the password, so each module could setup it's own connection and send messages as it wishes. All you need to do is to write the code that figures out the jabber user address 'user@domain/resource', build the xml (easy) and send. The jabber coding only takes a few minutes.
Very cool, Tom.