With the pending release of Chatters 2.0, I figured I had best throw this out there. FlashChat is going though a full rewrite, top to bottom. Even the name will change. B-Net. I thought FlashChat was a gimicy name that only drew people in because of the flash.
B-Net will be a chat room. That is it. I feel that chatters uses way to much in the map and icon area. This will not happen in B-Net. I am still debating on an optional side bar or not. I do want to bring back flash, but it is actually the bottom rung of the priority list. I want to create a good, flexible chat system that will be just as functional on Linux and telnet as it is on windows.
Although I doubt it will beat out chatters 2.0, it will be a nice chatting environment that I hope people will enjoy.
As odd as this may sound, I plan on helping with chatters when it becomes opensourced. Hell, I might end up using it as a base for B-Net, just gutting out all the stuff I think is useless and then adding in my own smiley, emote, and link parsing systems.
What the future will hold, nobody knows.