I try to organize the internal support for developers in my company as follow. When a developer has a problem:
This process avoids very long threads in questions (so they stay clear) and gives more facilities to find help than broadcasting with emails or RSS feeds, especially in a private area where the support can be organized.
chat.stackoverlow gives this possibility.
So I have forked, refactored and integrated the project https://github.com/thepug/speeqe">Speeqe in Askbot. At this stage my instance of askbot is linked with a jabber server based on openfire (it should work as well with ejabberd). There is a tab to list the chatrooms available. When the user clicks on a chatroom, he joins the room with his askbot account and can chat in a web client open in a new tab. See the snapshots joined.
Lot of stuff remain to do, mainly to link discussions with questions, browse the chatrooms history, and so on, .., but it begins to be interesting.
Does this feature have to be natively integrated in askbot?
It is a very nice feature, we could actually use it here at the askbot site, would be also great to have an option to connect with IRC as well.
My preference for this would be to somehow allow customizing the site on the level of django settings or urls configurations to add features like these. If possible, it would be nice to avoid creating some new plugin system.
Some changes in askbot will be necessary for that - let's try to figure out which ones.
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Asked: 2011-08-10 11:15:16 -0500
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