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[gopher] Re: Gopher Connection Library ....

Hey... great site! Also, Thanks for contributing to the gopher realm in your
little way.

On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 4:11 AM, Michael Casadevall <sonicmctails@aol.com>

> Hey all,
> I'm Michael, I'm new the list, although I'm an avid gopher user, I never
> really got looking at gopher after it generally died out. I've recently
> discovered gopher isn't dead (yet), and setup a gopher server for a game
> I work on (gopher://castleinfinity.org).
> I was sadden to find that Firefox is removing core Gopher support, I am
> happy that Overbite is a great addon for expanding said support. I do
> think though we need a lightweight standalone client; I remember reading
> gopher sites in WSGopher, and it was quick and fast over 9600 bps. Even
> though broadband is quite command, having a fast and lightweight
> protocol and program to look up info would be great; some part of me
> wants to convert wikipedia into a gopher site :-).
> Anyway, on my way to creating a new client, I decided to create a very
> general connection library to handle parsing and talking to gopher
> servers, so that an actual client can be bolted on top fairly easily.
> https://launchpad.net/libgopher . I hope to have a working base library
> done fairly quickly since RFC 1463 is fairly straightforward to
> implement.
> The eventual end of this project is to have a solid and simple gopher
> client which is lightweight, and easy to use, and we could put on cell
> phones (I have a little Windows Mobile programming experience, and I ope
> to port the library to most smartphones and of course, the all important
> iPhone). I also like to create a nice set of gopher pages made out of
> large databases like wikipedia and the like to give these new gopher
> clients something to connect to.
> I also hope to implement gopher+, but that may not get done for some
> time.
> Michael.

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