Name: chzt Version: 0.9.0 Author: calyx, Jakob Schröter (gloox), Eric A. Young (OpenSSL), Maurice Kalinowski (wcecompat) Licenses: GPL v3, GPL v2 (gloox), OpenSSL and SSLeay license, LGPL (wcecompat)
Finally, Google Chat on the Zune HD!
chzt is an open source XMPP client for the ZuneHD. It was created using multiple open source libraries, relying most heavily on the gloox library. XMPP is how many chat clients and servers communicate. This protocol is for Google Chat, Facebook Chat, AIM, and many more. So, to be more clear on what this app can do, you can chat in real time with your facebook friends or your google contacts or your AIM buddies or whatever, a feature which is otherwise unavailable (with the exception of facebook chat) on the zune. http://xmpp.org/ has more information on xmpp if that is what you're looking for.
More information can be found at http://keeganryan.com/chzt/ (still under construction, but zip files are there and ready to go).
Cool stuff bro, however I think you could add some more info about xmpp, or a link to where you can find info about it. Good work though, I look forward to any apps you may create in the future!
Thank you very much for your recommendation. It didn't occur to me how bland this app would sound under just the name of "XMPP," since people don't associate that with google chat, facebook chat, etc. I've added information that hopefully makes this app more appealing to the public.
I haven't installed it yet, but this looks great - you turned a Zune XMPP client from talk into reality!
this is a big thumbs up from a great developer of games. he made great games for the zSD generation and is a big part of the openZDK programming. that coming from him is huge. truck if you are reading this its a way of me also congratulating you for a marvelous job you did and still are with making games and applications for the zune.
Indeed that is a great compliment. Thank you, and also for your countless contributions to the Zune community.
It should work with any XMPP account. I've signed in to facebook chat, gmail chat, and jabber.org, but I haven't tested all servers. What sort of error are you getting? Does the app crash, or just not let you log in? Does it show any error message?
One thing that might be causing it is username form; the username needs to be "email@example.com" or "firstname.lastname@example.org." Since there were no native DNS lookup libraries, you have to submit the correct chat domain after the '@.' A quick Google should uncover whatever that is. I think the only other restriction is the password must be nonzero in length. Besides that, I don't have many other ideas for why it's not connecting. Best of luck, and let me know if this works!
Okay, that might have to do with the way the Live servers are set up. Microsoft does something kind of unusual where your live id isn't the jabber id. Microsoft requires that an app sends the user information to xmpp.messenger.live.com, where microsoft can verify it, then send back an authentication token that the user needs to login through jabber. As of now, chzt doesn't do that. Microsoft Live was one of the servers I had not tested, so that's a fault on my part. That's something I'll try to integrate into the next release.
You can still connect directly to facebook, though.