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Alternative solutions #2159

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relatedcode opened this Issue Jul 17, 2017 · 19 comments

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commented Jul 17, 2017

I have been working with JSQMessagesViewController more than 3 years now. It is an amazing library. I love it so much. Thank you Jesse! :)

However it's no longer officially supported or maintained. So most of us needs to find an alternative chat user interface. Please help the community to find a great chat UI.

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commented Jul 17, 2017

I would be interested in organizing an effort to port this to Swift at the MessageKit repo and building an inclusive community.

I think the open source iOS community benefits from having a centralized MessageViewController project as opposed to building competing, alternate solutions.

There's no reason why there shouldn't be enough external support to continue moving this project forward. Let me know if anyone has similar views 😅

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commented Jul 17, 2017

@SD10 I completely agree.

Sadly, I also decided to remove MessageKit. It was a noble goal, but ultimately I cannot devote any time to it. I would highly encourage someone in the community to create a new MessageKit (or similar) organization and start building something new. 😄 A GitHub organization has many benefits over a project that is under one person's username.

I'm happy to provide advice, help, guidance where possible.

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commented Jul 17, 2017

hmm @relatedcode is just plugging his own RCMessagesViewController not even listing JSQMessagesViewController, maybe remove the top link to keep discussion centralized at the JSQ community

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commented Jul 17, 2017

https://github.com/mukyasa/MMTextureChat

with texture (AsyncDisplayKit)

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commented Jul 17, 2017

I took the initiative to replace the MessageKit repo.
It's currently hosted personally as I was unable to reserve the MessageKit organization name.

I've opened an issue to discuss the future of JSQMessagesViewController with anyone who shares my vision and would like to ensure that this project continues to move forward. I encourage anyone who wants to get involved to drop your $0.02 cents. Don't be shy 🤗

@jessesquires Any guidance will always be greatly appreciated. I'm sure anyone looking to continue this project would listen to anything you have to say with open ears. While you may not have the resources to continue shipping code, your advice and experience around this topic are priceless.

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commented Jul 17, 2017

I really like @SD10's comment about building 1 ultimate Messaging lib for iOS, rather than having 100s of smaller, half-assed, competing solutions. I went ahead and secured the MessageKit org (really love the name), so if there's an interest from the community in building the ultimate Messaging UI Kit, we can use that.

@SD10 I've got the org registered. I can go ahead and add you as an admin/transfer it to you if you want?

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commented Jul 17, 2017

@jyounus Thank you for taking the initiative on something like that 👍

Personally, I was able to reserve the MessageKit pod name. I truly love that name as well and was excited when I got a glimpse of Jesse's future vision for the project.

I think it's too early to transfer ownership but I would any support you can offer moving forward.

Feel free to discuss anything in the other repo as I don't want to spam this issue.

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commented Jul 18, 2017

I Googled "JSQMessagesViewController vs" and found that SlackTextViewController was the top hit. Can anyone with more experience comment on how equivalent the two projects are?

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commented Jul 18, 2017

@esilverberg - SlackTextViewController is only a text input bar component.

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commented Jul 18, 2017

cc @MacMeDan and @Lucashuang0802, who have helped with JSQMVC and could be valuable members of this new org

@eliburke eliburke closed this Jul 18, 2017

@eliburke eliburke reopened this Jul 18, 2017

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commented Jul 18, 2017

Derp. Sorry wrong button there. Was just trying to say:
@jessesquires "SlackTextViewController is only a text input bar component." -- that's not precisely true. It doesn't provide pre-baked left/right cells or bubble images, but is otherwise a full messaging component.

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commented Jul 18, 2017

@relatedcode The goal is to move the repo at SD10/MessageKit to MessageKit/MessageKit.

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commented Jul 19, 2017

@eliburke -- oops! 😳 my bad

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commented Jul 19, 2017

Everyone -- looks like we can move this conversation here:
MessageKit/MessageKit#1

Going to close this now. 😊

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commented Aug 8, 2017

Thanks Jesse!

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commented Aug 20, 2017

Sad to see such wonderful project retired. It was nice implementing and modifying it, although I actually never contributed here. It was, by my opinion, one of "must have" libraries if you're iOS dev. Thanks for wonderful time and for such wonderful project.

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commented Sep 1, 2017

this is what i started using some time ago. https://github.com/eBay/NMessenger

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commented Nov 14, 2017

Hi everyone, I also want to contribute. I'm living in Brazil, but I want to help keep and continue this project. if you can call me privately, or send an email to me, I'll be grapto.developer@iprimebr.* com.br the asterisks are left over, then remove it.

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commented Nov 15, 2017

@iPrimeSystemSolution head on over to https://github.com/MessageKit/MessageKit thats where further development has commenced. 🤘🏼

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