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YAHOO CHAT #206797 25/11/08 10:12 PM
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Hi I would like to know if there is anyway that I can use the IRC with the Yahoo Chatrooms?? I'm sure there is gotta be a way for this? Please help, thanks.

Re: YAHOO CHAT [Re: nina4sandiego] #206802 25/11/08 11:50 PM
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Sort of, I found this topic which seems to be close to what you're asking for http://www.hawkee.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=18461&highlight=yahoo

Re: YAHOO CHAT [Re: RusselB] #206818 26/11/08 01:45 AM
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The linked snippet is for checking online status via web portals for both messengers.

The problem is IRC and Yahoo are two distinctively different protocols and the only way of making them work together is using an interpreter between the two. The easiest way seems to be using IRC as the dominate protocol, and translating Yahoo into IRC language. I haven't seen someone actually do it for Yahoo yet, however there are Yahoo protocol handlers that provide the necessary functions to do such a project. Unfortunately I doubt they're up-to-date nor can I find them myself.

A great request would be to have someone interface the open source Purple (Prpl of the Pidgin/Gaim project) library into a mIRC DLL, as it's an excellent multi-protocol library that is up-to-date.

Re: YAHOO CHAT [Re: _Memo] #206844 26/11/08 02:48 PM
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Even if you *did* make a yahoo client for mIRC, it would have to support the chatroom functionality of yahoo, which I highly doubt libpurple supports. Note that he's not asking for the ability to use Yahoo's traditional IM features, but the chatrooms accessible by Y!IM


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Re: YAHOO CHAT [Re: argv0] #206850 26/11/08 07:55 PM
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I got this to work with yahoo messenger but not in the yahoo chatrooms...that is what I'm going for.

Re: YAHOO CHAT [Re: argv0] #206856 27/11/08 04:19 AM
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That's great to know you highly doubt libpurple's feature set, but the real fact is it does support Y!M chatrooms and that's why I suggested it. Only Cerulean and libpurple have the most complete feature set available as far as alternatives to the real clients, but Trillian isn't open source, thus leaving libpurple.

Just throwing the idea out though, as it's a good solution to more than just this person's inquiry.

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