An experimental Zwiki port of Jim Washington's ZRTChat product done in 2001. The idea is that any zwiki page can function as a chat room by viewing it in "chat mode". In this mode the page auto-refreshes and only the most recent comments are shown. View the page normally to see the complete chat log.

I tried to make the UI as simple as possible. Web-based chat is always a kludge, but some might find this useful. To try it, visit ChatRoom .

To install on your site:

This came out of work sponsored by WaltLudwick. Thanks Jim, Walt. --SM

For an interesting article describing the benefits of using such a tool in a group conversation environment checkout this O'ReillyNet? article.

FlorianKonnertz, 2002/09/28 17:21 GMT (via web):
Hi! - That's great! I love chatting and it's nice to do it in the wiki. The results can stay on the particular WikiPage?. What about WikiName(s) in the chat text? This would be THE feature of the millisecond ;-)

FlorianKonnertz, 2002/11/10 18:29 GMT (via web):
What about scheduling a chat?? - Make your suggestions here!

I guess, most of you are in the States, i suggest sunday evening 8pm, this is about - hmmm..em - momentito - monday,01 GMT !? - This is tonight... :-) seeya?? --FloK

DeanGoodmanson, 2002/12/20 17:23 GMT (via web):
Can't access ChatRoom

Anybody else have this problem? Got it working OK on my local Wiki.

FlorianKonnertz, 2003/01/26 18:07 GMT (via web):

Yeah, i got it working at home on my NooWiki:OpenspiritDotDeTestserver (Zope-2.5.0., ZWiki-0.13.1.) - Soon coming to NooWiki!!! - Dean: No, for me it's ok at the moment, i can access the ChatRoom and join the chat.

works, but has some obstacles --2003/03/31 06:42 GMT
I tried it on Zope-2.6.1; ZWiki-0.17cvs, it works but: All msg are printed twice and are not wikilinked :( If i have time to figure that out i will report. Any ideas appreciated. - cheers, Flo

how to avoid mailing out? --2003/03/31 06:48 GMT
How can it be avoided that all msg are mailed out?

how to avoid mailing out? --FlorianKonnertz, 2003/03/31 07:07 GMT
The above was me. My cookies vanished again... :( ... No idea, why.

how to avoid mailing out? --DeanGoodmanson, 2003/03/31 14:38 GMT
Mail-out during edit policy, right? It's not a problem with comments policy.

Can you set a mail_out policy for specific page to override the entire wiki?

how to avoid mailing out? --FlorianKonnertz, 2003/04/01 20:19 GMT
It is not possible to override the wiki's mailout_policy! :-(

In NooWiki i want to have edit policy because i want to be aware of all changes people do, it's easier to forget to check RecentChanges? than not to look into the mail-folder. - It would be neat to allow each user to set his mailout_policy himself.

chat wikilinked --FlorianKonnertz, 2003/04/24 06:19 GMT
To make the chat text wikilinked move in chat_comments the "!" before <table... just after the ** before zrtuser, like that:

  <dtml-call "append(separator='\n',text='<table width=100% border=0><tr><td valign=top width=15% nowrap> **!'+zrtcuser ... .... ...

chat fixes --SimonMichael, 2003/05/07 22:09 GMT
Thanks Florian. I applied this and a few more formatting fixes and cleaned up a little.