There's a discussion over in lj_biz about chat features at LiveJournal. insomnia is suggesting that, for now, communities use AIM's chat facilities until LiveJournal develops a 'really kickass' solution. Here is my proposal, which was actually mostly 'inspired by' shaggy who replied to my 'rambling-rubbish-as-I-think-about-it' comment.
The LiveJournal dev team has talked before about running an IRC server for LiveJournal, so this isn't really a wholly new idea, but in order to achieve a good tie-in, my proposal is as follows...
If we can't get a consensus on making the standard, can we at least get it so that things like: <lj cut text="foo"> is the same as <lj-cut text="foo"> and <lj-user="foo"> (and/or <:lj-user text="foo"> to match <lj user="foo">
I'm sick of unknown lj tag because I can't (and I'm sure others) can't keep straight whether there's a space or dash and what the parameter list is supposed to be. </rant>
The cvs root is :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/cvslj and the modules are:
livejournal --- LiveJournal code, generic and usable by any other site ljcom --- Code specific to LiveJournal.com, or too weird/ugly to be shipped/supported in livejournal
Very very little has been put in CVS yet. I'm going through the site file by file and deciding if it's livejournal or ljcom, and removing links/dependencies from livejournal files to ljcom files, and refactoring stuff often. Also auditing/cleaning as I go.
So, keep doing cvs updating (with -d ! :-)) .. it'll all be there eventually.