Audio Enclave has been serving the brothers and sisters of Pi Tau Zeta
, a hall at MIT, since 1998. The old version of Audio Enclave, while functional and pretty hot to begin
with, had a number of problems. It was buggy, insecure, and messily
coded, which made it hard to maintain. In the original version, the system was a combination of C, Perl, shell scripts, and duct-tape. The fact that it worked > 50% of the time is a testament
to the skillz of the creator, Benoc, and maintainer, qmahoney. Sometime around the tail end
of 2004, a few of us decided it was time to rewrite it from scratch, and
over the following months, we did so.