[Twisted-Python] Advice on starting a project

RLivsey R.Livsey at cache-22.co.uk
Wed Aug 6 11:18:53 EDT 2003

Hi, I'm fairly new to python and Twisted (ok fairly is an 
understatement) so bare with me :o)

I'm about to start development of a chat style system.
The basic system will be setup as follows:

A number of chat clients designed/programmed in FlashMX.
A server using Twisted.

The clients will communicate with each other via the server using 
XML-sockets. I have managed to get a Flash app communicating with the 
server based on the echo sample whereby Flash sends a message and then 
receives a message. This works fine.

However I am now trying to figure out how to get the clients to talk to 
each other and I cant work out how it will work.

How would I get a list of clients currently connected so that I can send 
a message from one client to its recipient?

Any advice on what to look at and any examples that would be useful?

The final app will use the abilities of Twisted more by having the 
ability for admins to monitor activity etc on IRC and telnet etc.. but 
for the moment I'm just trying to figure out the basics.


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