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OurNet::BBS(3)	      User Contributed Perl Documentation	OurNet::BBS(3)

NAME
       OurNet::BBS - Component Object Model for	BBS systems

VERSION
       This document describes version 1.66 of OurNet::BBS, released October
       30, 2003.

SYNOPSIS
	   use strict;
	   use OurNet::BBS;
	   # use OurNet::BBS 'big5'; # use unicode strings internally

	   my $BBS = OurNet::BBS->new({
	       backend => 'MELIX',	       # use the Melix BBS backend
	       bbsroot => '/home/melix',       # where to find the BBS data
	   });

	   my $brd = $BBS->{boards}{sysop};    # the sysop board
	   my $mtime;

	   printf (
	       "This BBS has %d	boards,	%d groups.\n",
	       scalar keys(%{$BBS->{boards}}),
	       scalar keys(%{$BBS->{groups}}),
	   );

	   eval	{ $mtime = $brd->{articles}->mtime };
	   die "Error: cannot read board $board	-- $@\n" if $@;

	   printf (
	       "The $board board has %d	articles, %d top-level archive entries.\n",
	       $#{$brd->{articles}}, $#{$brd->{archives}},
	   );

	   # A simple Sysop board article monitor
	   print "Watching for new articles...\n";

	   while (1) {
	       print "=== wait here ($mtime) ===\n";
	       sleep 5 until ($brd->{articles}->refresh);

	       foreach my $article (@{$brd->{articles}}) {
		   print "Found	article: $article->{title}\n"
		       if $article->btime > $mtime;
	       }

	       $mtime =	$brd->{articles}->mtime;
	   }

DESCRIPTION
       OurNet-BBS is a cross-protocol distributed network, built as an
       abstraction layer over telnet BBS-based systems used in Hong Kong,
       China and Taiwan. It implements a flexible object model for different
       BBS backends, along with	an asymmetric authentication and remote
       procedure call protocol.

       This project aims to become a protocol agnostic middle-ware solution
       for identity-based information storage &	retrieval, much	like the
       Project Jabber's	goal toward instant messaging, or Project JXTA's aim
       toward distributed services.

       If you are new to the telnet-bbs	platform, please download a copy of
       Melix BBS software (in English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified
       Chinese)	at <http://melix.elixus.org/>.

       For some	of its practical uses, search for OurNet::BBSApp on CPAN, and
       the sample scripts in the eg/ directory in this module's	distribution.

HISTORY
       This section has	been moved to the ChangeLog file in the	source
       distribution.

SEE ALSO
       OurNet::BBS::Tutorial for a general overview of the OurNet::BBS model.

       OurNet::BBS::Roadmap for	the design goals, components, and related
       discussions.

       <http://melix.elixus.org/> for development news,	new releases, and
       binary distributions.

AUTHORS
       Chia-Liang Kao <clkao@clkao.org>, Autrijus Tang <autrijus@autrijus.org>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 2001, 2002, 2003 by Chia-Liang	Kao <clkao@clkao.org>,
       Autrijus	Tang <autrijus@autrijus.org>.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the same terms as Perl itself.

       See <http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html>

perl v5.32.0			  2003-10-30			OurNet::BBS(3)

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