• Some musings about new board software

    From rebello@1337:1/101 to All on Sun Jul 4 17:57:27 2021
    Hey everyone!

    I realise that I only ever really lurk around the message bases, but for once I actually have something to say.

    For a while now I've been considering writing some new board software for myself, I've been umm-ing and err-ing for a little while now about setting up a board, I doubt I ever will due to the idiots I call my ISP not liking anything other than HTTP, but I thought I'd try out some board software anyway.

    So over the past few months I've tried out: WWIV, Mystic, Synchronet, Citadel/UX and even RemoteAccess in MS-DOS emulation; and none of them for one reason or another work for me personally.

    So, for fun, I've started (sort of...) developing my own board software. I never intended to put any sources out there, let alone binaries, but if people are interested, I probably will.

    Anyway, just thought I'd throw that out there, if you want to ask questions or offer any suggestions, feel free!

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  • From MeaTLoTioN@1337:1/101 to rebello on Mon Jul 5 08:55:03 2021
    So, for fun, I've started (sort of...) developing my own board software.
    I never intended to put any sources out there, let alone binaries, but
    if people are interested, I probably will.

    Sounds very interesting, what have you gotten it doing so far? What platforms will/does it run on?

    Anyway, just thought I'd throw that out there, if you want to ask questions or offer any suggestions, feel free!

    Very cool, is it (going to be) on github or publicly available version controlling repository? I'd like to have a look at your board once you have something working for sure!


    Nice job dude!!

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  • From Bob Roberts@1337:3/135 to rebello on Mon Jul 5 11:05:37 2021
    Re: Some musings about new board software
    By: rebello to All on Sun Jul 04 2021 05:57 pm

    So over the past few months I've tried out: WWIV, Mystic, Synchronet, Citadel/UX and even RemoteAccess in MS-DOS emulation; and none of them for one reason or another work for me personally.

    Any quick thoughts on what you liked or didn't like about each one? It's always interesting to hear others perspective on the BBS software du jour.

    So, for fun, I've started (sort of...) developing my own board software. I never intended to put any sources out there, let alone binaries, but if people are interested, I probably will.

    What language are you writing it in? Any inspiration or key features you're looking to develop?

    Overall I think it's great that folks still have an interest in developing BBS software. Hopefully you'll keep us aprised of your progress.

    Bob Roberts
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  • From paulie420@1337:3/129 to rebello on Mon Jul 5 20:04:51 2021
    For a while now I've been considering writing some new board software
    for myself, I've been umm-ing and err-ing for a little while now about setting up a
    board, I doubt I ever will due to the idiots I call my ISP not liking anything other than HTTP, but I thought I'd try out some board software anyway.

    So, for fun, I've started (sort of...) developing my own board software.
    I never intended to put any sources out there, let alone binaries, but
    if people are interested, I probably will.

    Awesome, Rebello! I love ANY advancement or new options in the BBS world - and I think we have a community that is still open and desiring new things... I hope that you do continue your project; I have some questions, but they were asked... what are you writing it in; will it be open-source, etc etc...

    I'll offer a link that may or may not give you some ideas... checkout the BBS called Klud.ge @ klud.ge:23 . The guy wrote it himself, and its not your average BBS software. You can really feel how he wasn't around for the BBS times - his message areas are more like internet forums that standard BBS style... which is nice, but different from how FTNs work. However, he does have DoveNet flowing and... seeing the software might be of interest to you.

    Most importantly, I hope you'll keep us in the loop if you do continue with the project at all. I'm always interested in the new haps in the BBS world... and am glad that you might start something up. DO IT!

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  • From deon@1337:2/101 to rebello on Wed Jul 7 16:12:36 2021
    Re: Some musings about new board software
    By: rebello to All on Sun Jul 04 2021 05:57 pm

    Howdy,

    So over the past few months I've tried out: WWIV, Mystic, Synchronet, Citadel/UX and even RemoteAccess in MS-DOS emulation; and none of them for one reason or another work for me personally.

    So, for fun, I've started (sort of...) developing my own board software. I never intended to put any sources out there, let alone binaries, but if people are interested, I probably will.

    Anyway, just thought I'd throw that out there, if you want to ask questions or offer any suggestions, feel free!

    Great stuff :)

    I'm writing a mailer and tosser that is also aimed at managing an FTN network (easier).

    I've got the mailer part working, and the node management mostly done, now I'm working on mail tossing and feeding. Once I have that going I'll invite people to send it packets and to see if you can break it :)

    I think its great that folks have inspiration to improve this legacy hobby of ours...

    ...δεσ∩

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  • From The Godfather@1337:3/132 to rebello on Fri Aug 6 11:07:21 2021
    So, for fun, I've started (sort of...) developing my own board software.
    I never intended to put any sources out there, let alone binaries, but
    if people are interested, I probably will.

    I love shiny new objects and would love to see it's development. I run (soon to be 2.5 Mystic BBS's) but am always open to something cutting edge and different that inspires me to start another BBS (I have too many RPI's and windows boxes laying around, yeesh ..)

    -tG

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  • From The Godfather@1337:3/132 to meatlotion on Fri Aug 6 11:08:21 2021
    Hey everyone!

    I realise that I only ever really lurk around the message bases, but for once I
































    actually have something to say.

    So this is what I'm seeing on my end, you? It's more then 6 lines, did not orginate from my BBS, did you see that many blank lines on your end?

    -tG

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  • From The Godfather@1337:3/132 to paulie420 on Fri Aug 6 11:10:57 2021
    that standard BBS style... which is nice, but different from how FTNs work. However, he does have
































    DoveNet flowing and... seeing the software might be of interest to you.


    Meatlotion and Paulie, another example as to how messages are coming trough on my end. Again, more then 6 blank lines. So wierd. Paulie does your post, on 20, view this way?

    -tG

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  • From paulie420@1337:3/129 to The Godfather on Fri Aug 6 11:19:02 2021
    Meatlotion and Paulie, another example as to how messages are coming trough on my end. Again, more then 6 blank lines. So wierd. Paulie
    does your post, on 20, view this way?

    -tG

    I posted a sample after my reply; on the original message I saw it with 5 lines in between each sentence that showed the issue. I have, however, experienced posts that looked like they had many more than 5-6 lines in affected areas.

    I've since used mL's work-around, and have noticed that posts from him seem to not have the issue happening currently. I'm hoping its fixed from my BBS to ya'll; I suppose time will tell.

    Sample:
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    For a while now I've been considering writing some new board software for myself, I've been umm-ing and err-ing for a little while now about setting up a





    board, I doubt I ever will due to the idiots I call my ISP not liking anything other than HTTP, but I thought I'd try out some board software anyway.
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  • From deon@1337:2/101 to The Godfather on Sat Aug 7 10:49:35 2021
    Re: Re: Some musings about new board software
    By: The Godfather to paulie420 on Fri Aug 06 2021 11:10 am

    that standard BBS style... which is nice, but different from how FTNs work. However, he does have

    {lots of blanks trimmed}

    Meatlotion and Paulie, another example as to how messages are coming trough on my end. Again, more then 6 blank lines. So wierd.
    Paulie does your post, on 20, view this way?

    So the original message came through fine for me...

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