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dAmnhack proudly presents...

The dAmn Interoperability Project (aka dAmnhack)

The dAmn Interoperability Project was started to allow Linux and Mac users as well as people using unsupported browsers to access dAmn (deviantART messaging network), the most popular new feature of deviantART v4. It's also a way to give everyone the option of choosing their own client, or even using an existing client (such as mIRC) to access dAmn.

Our goal is to make dAmn accessible to everyone without hassles, and giving them the choice of which client to use.



I'm proud to say that we have several working clients, including two scripts for the popular "mIRC" IRC Client. One of those has evolved into a dAmn/IRC bridge "bot" and is currently tested in the coffeehouse channel on dAmn, linking it to #coffeehouse on IRC. Give some props to rnx for coding it!

There's also a PHP dAmn bot, written by :devdoofsmack:, offering various commands including autoreplies. Have a look at it.

For you Linux types (wait, I'm one myself ;p), there's KDeviant, a Qt-based dAmn client. Thanks to anope and bzed, it even does thumbnails, smilies, etc. - all in a nice GUI. We're working on providing a Windows version in the future.
If your prefer to use the console, there's two Perl clients, one very raw, another working, but not polished. I'm responsible for both, but I'm currently working on something else, namely:

A real gateway to dAmn for IRC Clients, which will act like an IRC Server on one side, and connect to dAmn on the other. That will allow any IRC Client to connect to dAmn, with almost all features (and then some).

These are interesting times.
Give some love to everyone who worked on the project:
anope rnx iceshaman bzed :devdoofsmack: moeffju
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R4yv3n's avatar
That is really cool, trying to make dAmn accessable to everybody.... If i can be of any help, just ask.
eviljerk's avatar
hello!!
I think you are cool!!making damn accsible for everyone !!:dance:
Anything I can do for ya Just ask!!
shockerteam3d's avatar
Hey hello, the help channel has sent to me at this journal, i want to put a cooler bot on the chat #alittleworld @ [link] and please tell me how can i configura that bot ! Thanks (:
dAmnhack's avatar
dAmnbot is generally unsupported.
There's a good howto on [link] though.
attila's avatar
That page has no useful information for a relative novice to: 1.) Download the code for the bot, 2.) Command a bot you have been given access to. Now, I know you say you don't offer assistance, but could providing a list of commands from your bot be all that troubling? It'll be a great help to me if you have the time, thank you. I operate SassBot in #seniors on dAmn, thanks. A note would be appreciated. I like what you guys are trying to do with dAmnhack btw. :nod:
dAmnhack's avatar
Oh, and sorry for the delay, my internet went AWOL and then dA-multiuser broke. That's what you get for using your own beta code ;)
dAmnhack's avatar
The problem is that the bots publicly available are mostly a bunch of hacks. Others like Thumbbot are nicely refactored, but not released (yet). You should try talking to @radiositysg or people who operate Thumbbot-clones. He might get you hooked up with the niceness.
attila's avatar
T3RMiN4T0R's avatar
hello, i started my own chatroom. i want to add bots, can you tell me how it works?
also, can you tell me how can i connect to dAmn through irc? so i can put mirc bots for it? will it work?
dAmnhack's avatar
dAmnbot is generally unsupported.
There's a good howto on [link] though.

For dAmn for mIRC, check the Clients Page in the Wiki.
drackar's avatar
Im curius...where can we find that bot? I am thinking about writeing one, and I noticed a couple of places pointing here to look at the dAmnbot, however, i cant see any code, or any such.
dAmnhack's avatar
dAmnbot is generally unsupported.
There's a good howto on [link] though.

For dAmn for mIRC, check the Clients Page in the Wiki.
quickdraw's avatar
Now I would be impressed to see a union between IRC and dAmn. I would love to see that.
dAmnhack's avatar
It'll come, eventually. *moeffju has started working on it some time ago, but he's currently hella busy with other things. So, it will come, given time.
mechanical-nucleus's avatar
Hey hey!

I'm now using KDeviant and I love it. Good work!

I'm making myself a KDE icon for it as it doesn't actually have its own... Maybe you'd like to use it once its finished? :P
dAmnhack's avatar
Sure, pass a link when you're done :)
mechanical-nucleus's avatar
I couldn't get it to connect...

I have let people in #whores know about it and those in #welcome2deviantart.
AprilEchidna's avatar
Nice idea. Can't wait to see damnhack working on Opera if that happens ^^

Very good of you! :worship:
ladyamabel's avatar
wow. I am a window's user here. i have to say this is very impressive the work your doing to make DAmn accesable to all.
dAmnhack's avatar
Thanks, we're doing our best :)
If you use mIRC, you might like our mIRC Scripts for dAmn access. Check the [Website] link.
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