TeXchat is a simple web chat service that renders TeX math. Check it out at http://texchat.juanbb.com!
The goal is to make it trivially easy to have a conversation with someone else in the web, using mathematical symbols.
Currently, the prettiest math rendering is TeX math, which http://www.mathjax.org/ has ellegantly brought to the web. This is coupled with a simple chat service on top of socket.io.
If you have any suggestions, feedback, issues, etc: please start a topic in the [http://github.com/jbenet/TeXchat/issues](github issues) page. Feel free to contact the author directly, but github is preferable.
TeXchat is built by [http://github.com/jbenet](Juan Batiz-Benet).
git clone https://github.com/jbenet/TeXchat/ texchat cd texchat npm install node backend/server.js
Then go to http://localhost:8080/ in your favorite web browser.
TeXchat is ready to be used with heroku. Simply:
heroku apps:create <app name> git push heroku master heroku ps:scale web=1
Unfortunately Heroku does not support websockets, so TeXchat will default to longpolling. Pusher is an addon that supports it, but it is rather pricey. If a workaround exists, would be happy to hear about it!
TeXchat is under the MIT License. All dependency libraries are each under their own license.
Project Homepage: https://github.com/jbenet/TeXchat
Feel free to contact me. But please file issues in github first. Cheers!