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What is changed is the addition of some new features: While the first version of this used no database at all, we are going to employ a little My SQL for this version.
We've moved the support to a private channel inside the community.
Visit and follow the instructions to join the community.
To add a new chatroom, just add a new row to the database with the name of the chatroom and the filename of the text file you intend to store the chat: Then it's just a matter of making sure the text file is on the server in the right place with proper server-writeable file permissions (see the download for properly location).
I'm sure you've noticed by now we haven't been looking at any actual code. All the code is available in the download (see below).