Partially implemented chat server.
(An experiment in using twisted with websockets, with a site served by Django.)
(Django serves the static/http pages, by default on port 8000 on localhost, while twisted handles the chat server, by default on port 1025 on localhost)
- Start this as a standard django project (./manage.py runserver)
- don't forget to do fun things like syncdb before starting
- Create a chat room through django's admin interface (localhost:8080/admin/)
- "twistd -y chatserver.py", though probably "twistd -n -y chatserver.py" is more appropriate since you're likely not going to use this for production at any time
To see the chat service in action:
- a list of existing chat rooms is at localhost:8000/chats
- chat over websockets at localhost:8000/chats/[room_id]
- chat over HTTP, with a long-polling service, at localhost:8000/chats/long_poll/[room_id]
Note that I'm relying on the websockets branch (I used websocket-4173-4) of twisted, so make sure to install that (I don't think it's merged into the main branch yet)
See requirements.txt for versions of dependencies.
I've been running things in a standard python2.7 virtualenv, with pip for package management
- Integrate twisted and django authentication
- have twisted log chats to django's database
- nice ui for creating chat rooms, etc....