[General] School project using qTox

Oranges User email at oranges.net.nz
Thu Mar 9 20:09:13 UTC 2017

Tox is a pure peer to peer networking library, so readapting it to a client
server model would require significant rewriting of toxcore's network
components and then applying that to qtox, you'd probably be better off
looking for an existing client server networking library instead, or
writing your own from first principles.

On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 8:27 AM, Thibault Lemaire <
thibault.lemaire at supinfo.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> We're a team of 6 students working on a school project and we would like
> to know some specifics about the inner workings of tox/qTox.
> *About the project :*
> It is an open subject which goal is to put us in a real world situation of
> software development. The context is the following : "You have been hired
> to build and design a complete multi-platform messaging system just like
> Skype or Slack".
> There is of course a part describing the features the application should
> have, but also a part describing a "Support Architecture" of redundant
> servers and backup servers.
> It is the opportunity for us to combine our programming as well as our
> server managing skills.
> *The question :*
> So, as I already knew about tox and qTox I suggested we could use it as a
> work-base. But what about the server architecture?
> Therefore, here is our very basic question :
> *Can qTox be adapted to fit a server/client architecture? And if yes, how
> much work would that imply? *We simply wanted the opinion of experts on
> the matter so we can decide if it's a viable option before diving into the
> specs and actually do the refactoring.
> Of course we already took a quick look around in the code, and our feeling
> currently is that one would only need to modify the toxcore library for
> that, leaving the qTox client unaffected in it's structure. But that arises
> a second question : can the toxcore library be easily bended into a
> server/client architecture or should we rather make our own networking
> library?
> Thank you very much for your time, and thank you for the effort you put
> into tox and qTox.
> Peter Aubry-Walker,
> Paul Arcari,
> Axel Coche,
> Paul Destour,
> Loïc Lebon,
> Thibault Lemaire,
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