Datasphere is a conferencing system that was designed to overcome some of IRC's largest problems (scalability, no mesh routing, flat channel structure). It provides a usenet-news-like channel structure, a TCP level multicast implementation over a mesh of TCP links, a distributed channel- and user database and much more features. But most important of all. it's IRC compatible at the client side. Currently basic chatting functionality works, dynamic rerouting works, but progress is very slow.
|Tags||Communications Chat IRC|
Release Notes: Binary multicast transport is now fully implemented (for multicasting MP3s, for example). All socket handling is now non-blocking. Many minor bugs have been fixed. The code is actually usable now.
Release Notes: Initial public release.