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[#] Sun May 06 2012 19:09:30 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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Where do you download the text client for Windows?  I booted up Windows the other day, went to the downloads section and couldn't find a link.  I used SSH through PuTTY.  Not all Windows user can understand PuTTY.



[#] Mon May 07 2012 17:08:28 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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It's been years since anyone built a copy of the client under Windows. I'm sure it's still possible but no one has even bothered in a long time.

[#] Mon May 07 2012 21:09:24 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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When I tell people "Citadels still exist", I always tell them they can
still use the familiar text based mode. I have to remind myself that
most people don't use Linux. I tell them I think there is a Window's client.

[#] Mon May 07 2012 21:26:16 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I use putty to connect to Uncensored via ssh in Windows. It's still a lovely experience, in spite of the OS.

[#] Mon May 07 2012 22:23:42 EDT from athos-mn @ Uncensored

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Every time I've heard of a Citadel client for Windows, it's been mentioned along with CygWin.



[#] Tue May 08 2012 07:51:56 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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For a lot of Windows users are, "PuTTY" confuses them, they don't understand that either. So I guess the web based version is best.

[#] Tue May 08 2012 10:37:34 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Huh? Why is that so confusing?

You set up a session one time, and double-click on it forever more.

I'll grant that setting up that initial session is a tad confusing for someone who isn't used to working with weird software interfaces, but once it's set up, it's extremely easy to use.

Hmm... PuTTY could benefit in having a file format that records how to set up a particular session, such that double-clicking it starts PuTTY just the way you want it to run for connecting to Uncensored.

[#] Tue May 08 2012 16:36:08 EDT from Spell Binder @ Uncensored

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It is possible to save PuTTY sessions and move them from one Windows system to another.

Fire off REGEDIT, and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/SimonTatham/PuTTY/Sessions.
Each session is saved as its own registry key named with the session's title.
You can save specific sessions, or all of them, by right-clicking on the appropriate registry key and selecting Export. Then, just copy the newly created registry file over to the destination machine, fire up REGEDIT once more, and File -> Import.

Certainly not a very user-friendly method, but once a session is created and exported as a *.reg file, all an end-user would have to do is install PuTTY and then double-click the *.reg file.
PuTTY Binder

[#] Tue May 08 2012 16:42:19 EDT from Spell Binder @ Uncensored

Subject: PuTTY session registry file for Uncensored.

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In fact, here's the registry file for the SSH session settings I use to access Uncensored.

   PuTTY Binder

 



uncensored_putty.reg (text/x-ms-regedit, 17391 bytes) [ View | Download ]
[#] Tue May 08 2012 19:54:55 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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When dealing with non-computer people I was looking for a cool text interface for "the good ole days"

[#] Tue May 08 2012 23:42:49 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

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maby a text interface in a browser (kinda like it does now with the text client, but display in a browser).  Might be kinda tough as da web is not session based.

Tue May 08 2012 07:54:55 PM EDT from zooer @ Uncensored
When dealing with non-computer people I was looking for a cool text interface for "the good ole days"

 



[#] Wed May 09 2012 18:39:14 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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putty agent is here to start saved sessions smart for dumb users.



[#] Wed May 09 2012 19:49:49 EDT from Sig @ Uncensored

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I used to have a web-based SSH client that lived on the same server as my citadel system, such that you could just browse to it and connect over the text client--no app to install or configure on the user's end. I have no earthly idea what I used to set it up, but it couldn't have been too complex; I'm not actually that tech savvy any longer.

[#] Thu May 10 2012 04:08:19 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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you would need a decent terminal app to wrap a native wintendo client anyways...



[#] Thu May 10 2012 14:18:34 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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It's one of those things that would be cool but not worth it in terms of value for the coding effort required. If there really were scads of Windows users clamoring for a native Citadel client, we'd make it happen one way or another.
For the vast majority of computer users, though, if it isn't on the web it basically doesn't exist.

In the mobile space it might be another story. People are accustomed to downloading "apps" and using them for specific tasks.

[#] Sun Jun 10 2012 07:23:40 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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http://devel.recluse.de/~bzed/scan-build/citadel/

most of the issues still detected are in the textclient or related to it.

so if somebody wants to have a look at it?



[#] Wed Jul 18 2012 04:10:49 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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Ok, we now have the 'textclient' directory, containing only the source of the textclient.

its dependencies are libcitadel(zlib, iconv)  and openssl

if somebody wants to work on creating windows binaries, this should be more easy now, without all the citserver interference.

it should be possible using mingw.org.



[#] Fri Jul 20 2012 11:56:51 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Long term, I think we're going to start moving (or duplicating) some of the administrative tools from the text client to our nascent 'ctdlsh' utility.

[#] Wed Jul 25 2012 13:05:13 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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I can't believe IGnat doesn't want to write a text-client for the beloved Google devices.

[#] Wed Jul 25 2012 16:54:23 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I've given some thought to a sync client, but the existing text client works just fine on a SSH app such as ConnectBot.

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