The JSON-RPC API in UnrealIRCd 6.0.5 can be used to create an UnrealIRCd admin panel. We had many positive reactions when we announced the possibility of an admin panel. Even a basic panel, where one could go through the *LINES and Spamfilters and have an easy interface to add/remove such bans, would be much welcome functionality. Sadly, as happens often with open source, the developer of the previous attempt is no longer working on it, there were no other people helping with development and end-users have trouble following the installation instructions to get it up and running.
So what now? We ourselves at UnrealIRCd are not true webdevs so we really need other people (web devs, volunteers) to work on this! Previously we from UnrealIRCd tried to "steer" to a solution where a lot of devs were available. So we chose PHP because lots of people know that language, we chose the most commonly used framework there, etc. etc. This time we are no longer doing this.
The main question is: who is willing to spend time and effort on, either a new project from scratch, or continuing the existing code?
Join #unreal-webpanel on irc.unrealircd.org if you would like to discuss, hang out, and/or work together on things.
It is entirely up to you, webdevs:
- If you think the current code is a good start and want to continue with it, go ahead.
- A new PHP project? Go ahead and try.
- If you think a non-PHP solution is better, go ahead and create something.