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SocketStream Chat

Chat app which demos the open source SocketStream framework at


To get Node and Redis up and running on the cloud servers:

Before you run SocketStream, you will need to install the following software:

Instructions on how to install those items of software are included below for reference, and are taken from the home pages of those software libraries.

Note: You may also need to install the following packages:

yum install gettext-devel expat-devel curl-devel zlib-devel openssl-devel

Step 1 - Install Node.js

Firstly, Check you have the dependencies for Node.js installed first (see If you satisfy them, then follow the command line instructions below:

wget     # (check this is the latest version)
tar xzf node-v0.4.8.tar.gz
cd node-v0.4.8
sudo make install

Step 2 - Install Node Package Manager (npm)

curl | sh

Step 3 - Install redis

tar xzf redis-2.2.7.tar.gz
cd redis-2.2.7

Step 4 - Install SocketStream

git clone git://
cd socketstream/
npm install -g

Step 4 - Install SocketStream chat

git clone
cd socketchat/
npm link

Step 5 - Run SocketStream cht

socketstream start
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