IRC Latest…

Posted on Dec 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Hi everyone. Here is the latest on the IRC client for NXG Shell. The basic theme engine is done and working, as you can see from this screenshot:


Chatting is now a real possibility, and I just need to work on the nicklist as that’s not quite working right, and is a bit slow to populate when there are lots of users. Still need to finish off a couple of events (part/quit etc.). After that it’s extra functionality to make it nice to use… profiles and such. However, I hope you’ll agree that real progress is being made. See you in the next update!


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And we’re back…

Posted on Nov 26, 2013 | 0 comments

Hello everyone,

Yes I’m back from the cyber-grave! It’s been over a year since the last post and update as I’m sure anyone who is still interested is fully aware. Well what can I say? As usual, a job got in the way of NXG Shell development. So, what now? I have quit that job and am now self-employed again. I sincerely intend to update regularly from now, as over the last 2 weeks I have been working on the shell. The IRC client is coming on nicely, as is the browser and I have made a start on the image editor too. Priority is the IRC client of course but I have got the other 2 plugins started so I don’t get bored!

Here is a pic of it so far…


As you can see, it now connects to a network, you can join channels and chat. I am now working on event reporting and the themeing of displayed text. Themes will be a little bit like MTS themes for mIRC, although the engine is native code, no scripting necessary for it to work.

If anyone wants to chat about NXG Shell, feel free to connect to the server on port 6667 and join channel #nxg … I cannot promise I’ll answer straight away, but I’ll check each day and respond when I can.

I hope to update from now on each week, so look out for posts, tweets and FB status updates. Cheers eveyone!


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List of Apps/Plugins…

Posted on Aug 7, 2012 | 0 comments

Today I thought I’d put up a proposed list of apps/plugins that will make their way into NXG. So here we go in no particular order:

  • Web Browser (including the Webkit and Trident rendering engines)
  • IRC Client
  • IRC Channel Bot Creator
  • Instant Messenger (Our own NXG protocol)
  • FTP Server
  • HTTP (Web) Server
  • FTP Client
  • Bittorrent Client
  • Simple Text Editor (Notepad-ish)
  • Word Processor
  • Spreadsheet
  • Presentation Maker
  • Image Viewer
  • Image Editor (Better than “Paint”!)
  • Sketch IDE (Sketch is the native scripting language for NXG)
  • Email Client
  • Media Player (Audio/Video)

These will all be native apps (as opposed to scripted apps) but most of them will be optional. If you can think of anything else that you feel should be in NXG, let me know on here, via email or on Facebook.


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IRC early demo

Posted on Aug 3, 2012 | 2 comments

So here it is… an early demo of the IRC client plugin for NXGshell. The channel window does support emoticons, but I have yet to choose a set so no visuals of those yet. Obviously the nicklist is not finished, and the graphical channel topic panel needs coding too, but it is working as far as connecting and basic chatting. I’ll update you all on Sunday.


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Posted on Jul 29, 2012 | 0 comments

So I just about have the sockets coded for the IRC plugin, just need to get it to cater for all the different usermodes on different networks, then create the visual side. Some of the visual stuff I have already got code for (remember NXG4?) but will need some tweaking to get it working in this environment. Should have a demo ready by mid-week (Wednesday or Thursday). Will post some pics then.

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Posted on Jul 24, 2012 | 0 comments

Ok, I know it’s a bit “Appleish”, but I like the idea and I had some old code that partly did this, so I revamped it a little and made a “dock” bar. Plus I worked on the “start” menu, aka launcher a bit more. Here’s a pic:

Comments, suggestions and flames welcome. Well ok not flames :)

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New window style…

Posted on Jul 23, 2012 | 0 comments

I have just finished coding a new look for the windowing environment in NXG Shell. Here it is demonstrated showing a simple browser displaying Facebook:

Now as it’s 2:44am, I need some sleep….

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