Let’s Chat is a persistent messaging application that runs on Node.js and MongoDB. It’s designed to be easily deployable and fits well with small, intimate teams.
Why use the Bitnami Let's Chat Stack?
Bitnami makes it easy to run Let's chat in the cloud, locally or virtually. The Bitnami Let's Chat Stack is:
We track every release of Let's chat and update our stack shortly after it's released.
If serious security issues are discovered, we provide new versions of Let's chat as soon as possible, often within hours of the availability of a fix.
With Bitnami, you get the same software stack and configuration regardless of where you are deploying Let's chat or other Bitnami Applications. This makes it easy to migrate between different platforms.
With the Bitnami Let's Chat Stack compiling, configuring and all of its dependencies are taken care of, so it works out-of-the-box.
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This is promising but the virtual appliance won't listen to DHCP reservations and the chat has no admin interface. Currently anyone can make an account and there is no way through the web interface to manage and maintain them.
Version 0.4.6 made many improvements. The VM is now listening to DHCP reservations and the updated LetsChat client eliminated lot's of bugs, especially in Chrome.
The biggest gripe I have is still is no admin interface and currently anyone can make an account. If you trust your small team then this shouldn't be an issue.
I'm trying to install on a new Ubuntu 16.04 VM and when finished the install process it complains about something on npm/node and halts the installation.