not much! :)
currently i’m working on my diploma thesis.
thats something related to the “USB-RX”-project i wrote before.
but sometimes i need to relax. and what do i do when i’m relaxing?
yeah… programming some unnecessary stuff :)
this time i started .NETrilo, a ventrilo client based on microsoft .NET – i really love .NET, did i tell ya?
at least i love C# – its like C, just much more comfortable. unlike C++ it has a much cleaner design.
as you know CEntrilo was just a dirty hack… really ugly code hacked together. ugh…
so i started .NETrilo as a multi-protocol ventrio client using plugins.
each ventrilo protocol (or maybe others?) is loaded as a seperate DLL – v2.3 is the first i’m doing now (“prot_Vent23.dll”).
also the GUI will be based on plugins. you can load “ui_Forms.dll” and/or “ui_WPF.dll”, maybe also “ui_GTK.dll” etc.
well, i’m not sure for whom this client is interesting, so i decided to place all the platform/protocol dependent things in loadable plugins:
- is it the normal Win32 user who just wants some nifty feature .NETrilo will get?
maybe the LUA support i want to implement for user functions?
or the possibility to connect to different ventrilo server versions in parallel with just one client?
or is it just the feeling to use a plugin-customizable client..?
- or is it the Linux/OS X/*.unix gaming user who wants to use a *cough* little bit more native client?
a client that supports PTT using a native plugin named “inp_X11.dll”?
or uses a native GUI using “ui_GTK.dll”?
- perhaps it will be the average Windows Mobile 5/6/7 user who just wants to have a better client :)
- (dreaming now…) or some symbian-freak who has the latest .NET environment installed and also wants to speak with his ventrilo-friends…
ok, the last two are really some “maybe-it-works” points. really have no clue if i can get the code efficient enough to run on a symbian phone…
or if i can manage to decode the GSM packets somehow on this platform.
but i’m trying to push .NETrilo into this direction.
at least i want not to sit in front of my computer saying “idiot, why didn’t you….” when trying to port it to symbian/WinCE.
anyone an idea where to get a C# implementation of the GSM algo? don’t want to port that ugly C code to C# :(
or does anyone know how to get and interface a GSM codec on symbian phones using .NET?
now you ask what currently works?
hmmm not much :)
- i can connect to ventrilo v2.3 servers using username/password
- receive the list of users and channels
- have some kind of GUI that looks like ventrilo but just has a functional “Connect” button
- not more yet :)
the next steps are really no big problems – just writing some boring GUI code…
…and some porting of CEntrilo code to cleaner C# code.
when will it work?
no idea, really :)
i will update you if there are some news.
but first i have to finish my diploma thesis :-/