Colloquy

Colloquy

Web site: colloquy.info/
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC Clients
Platform: iOS, OS X
License: GPL, BSD
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Objective-C
First release: 2004
Rating:  star  star  star

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Colloquy – an advanced IRC, SILC & ICB client which aims to fill this void. By adhering to Mac OS X interface conventions, Colloquy has the look and feel of a quality Mac application.

Colloquy supports a variety of different text modifications. One text manipulation supported by Colloquy is the use of colors as used by mIRC; with the primary colors being: White, Black, Navy, Forest, Red, Maroon, Purple, Orange, Yellow, Green, Teal, Cyan, Blue, Magenta, Grey, and Ash. Additionally, Colloquy supports formatting text with underlining, italics, bold, and outline.

Colloquy supports scripting in languages such as AppleScript, F-Script, JavaScript, Objective-C and Python. Colloquy shows changes such as mode changes, ban sets, etc. in a human-readable format, rather than showing raw modes.

The application can be extended with plug-ins, and it also works with AppleScript.

WebPositive

WebPositive

Web site: www.haiku-os.org/docs/userguide/en/applications/webpositive.html
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Haiku
License: BSD, GPL, MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: February 2010
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WebPositive (or Web+) – the Haiku native web browser. One part of its name is a tip of the hat to BeOS’ simple NetPositive, the other points to its modern foundation: the WebKit. This open source HTML rendering library is at the heart of other mainstream browsers as well, like Safari of Mac OS X and Google’s Chrome. By using the ever evolving WebKit, Web+ will be able to keep up with new web technologies.

Webpositive supports most HTML5 features, including ‘audio’ and ‘video’ support, while geolocation support is still being worked on. WebPositive does not currently support any form of plugins, although developer Stephan Aßmus has suggested that he may look into plugin support in the future.

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BitchX

BitchX

Web site: bitchx.sourceforge.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC Clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Solaris, UNIX-like, Windows
License: BSD
Interface: Ncurses
Programing language: C
First release: May 1994
Rating:  star  star  star

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BitchX – a free software text-based IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client for UNIX-like systems.

BitchX began as a script by Trench and HappyCrappy for the popular UNIX IRC client ircII. Around Christmas of 1994 the script was patched directly into the client by Colten Edwards (panasync).

As BitchX was developed over the years it both developed its own large set of unique features, as well as acquiring many features from EPIC (another popular ircII offshoot).

Features:
– Works out-of-the box.
– Fully configurable and themable.
– Extended ircII scripting functionality.
– Built-in bot-like channel management functionality.
– Built-in mass commands and tools.
– Extended set of DCC commands and built-in CDCC/XDCC file offering.

Qutebrowser

Qutebrowser

Web site: qutebrowser.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: December 14, 2014
Rating:  star  star  star

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Qutebrowser – a keyboard-focused browser with a minimal GUI. It’s based on Python and PyQt5 and free software, licensed under the GPL. It was inspired by other browsers/addons like dwb and Vimperator/Pentadactyl.

Qutebrowser can be configured via the UI, the qutebrowser command-line or a Python script. It supports two different rendering engine backends: QtWebKit and QtWebEngine. Qutebrowser optionally uses pdf.js to display PDF files in the browser.

Qutebrowser’s primary author is Florian Bruhin (The Compiler).

Snownews

Snownews

Web site: github.com/kouya/snownews
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: BSD, Cygwin, Linux, OS X, Solaris, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: Ncurses
Programing language: ?
First release: 2004 ?
Rating:  star  star

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Snownews – a command-line RSS feed reader. It is designed to be simple and lightweight, and integrates well with other command-line tools, for both generating and filtering the feeds it reads. Snownews runs on almost anything Unix (and will even build with Cygwin).

Features:
– Runs on Linux, BSD, OS X (Darwin), Solaris and probably many more Unices. Yes, even works under Cygwin
– Fast and very resource friendly
– Builtin HTTP client will follow server redirects and update feed URLs that point to permanent redirects (301) automatically
– Understands “Not-Modified” (304) server replies and handles gzip compression
– Uses local cache for minimal network traffic
– Supports HTTP proxy
– Supports HTTP authentication (basic and digest methods)
– Supports cookies
– A help menu available throughout the program
– Few dependencies on external libraries; ncurses and libxml2
– Import feature for OPML subscription lists
– Fully customizable key bindings of all program functions
– Type Ahead Find for quick and easy navigation
– Color support
– Extensible via plugins
– Feed categories and many other useful features

Main program code and maintainer is Oliver Feiler.
The latest version of Snownews 1.5.12 was released in 2009.

Qataki

Qataki

Web site: chr.tx0.org/qataki
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, UNIX-like
License: The Unlicense
Interface: CLI
Programing language: ?
First release: May 9, 2010
Rating:  star  star

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Qataki – a command line (CLI) gs.sdf.org/StatusNet/Twitter client.

It’s a shell script that you can use to read/post notices from the command line in a simple manner. Besides that, with qataki you can: reply to posts; retweet notices; search for notices. As you can see there are not fancy features. However, if you feel that something useful lacks, contact me (@chr, gs.sdf.org) or play yourself with the code.

By default gs.sdf.org and Twitter support is enabled. You can use a StatusNet site by creating an alias in a configuration file.

Please note: Twitter used to work some time ago. Currently it is not supported.

Newsbeuter

Newsbeuter

Web site: newsbeuter.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, UNIX-like
License: MIT/X Consortium License
Interface: cli
Programing language: ?
First release: January 16, 2007
Rating:  star  star

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Newsbeuter – an open-source RSS/Atom feed reader for text terminals. It runs on Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and other Unix-like operating systems. Newsbeuter’s great configurability and vast number of features make it a perfect choice for people that need a slick and fast feed reader that can be completely controlled via keyboard.

Some of the application features:
– Subscribe to RSS 0.9x, 1.0, 2.0 and Atom feeds
– Download podcasts
– Freely configure your keyboard shortcuts
– Search through all downloaded articles
– Categorize and query your subscriptions with a flexible tag system
– Integrate any data source through a flexible filter and plugin system
– Automatically remove unwanted articles through a “killfile”
– Define “meta feeds” using a powerful query language
– Synchronize newsbeuter with your bloglines.com account
– Import and exporting your subscriptions with the widely used OPML format
– Freely define newsbeuter’s look’n’feel through free color configurability and format strings
– Keep all your feeds in sync with Google Reader

The project founder is Andreas Krennmair.
The latest version of Newsbeuter 2.9 was released in 2015.

Kazehakase

Kazehakase

Web site: kazehakase.sourceforge.jp (not active)
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: BSD, Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: January 29, 2003
Rating:  star  star  star

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Kazehakase (Japanese: Dr. Wind) – an open source, lightweight web browser which aims to provide a user interface that is truly user-friendly & fully customizable. It supports tabbed browsing, a “remote bookmark” feature (through RSS) in a menu or sidebar, a variable UI to adapt to the user’s skill level, and customizable mouse gestures and key accelerators.

Main features of the application are:
– RSS support
– drag-and-drop of browser tabs
– mouse gestures
– import bookmarks from Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Application Suite, Netscape Browser, Galeon, Konqueror, and w3m
– Smart Bookmarks programmable with regular expressions
– full text search in browser history

The last version of Kazehakase was released in 2003.
The project developer are Hiroyuki Ikezoe and Takuro Ashie.

The screenshot source is Wikipedia; author: ViperSnake151; License: CC-SA 3.0.

Arora

Arora

Web site: github.com/arora/arora
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: BSD, Haiku, Linux, OS/2, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: 2009
Rating:  star  star  star

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Arora – a lightweight, open source and cross platform web browser built using Qt and WebKit.

Originally based on the Qt demo browser to show the possibilities of Qt Webkit. Arora is a very basic browser that supports history and bookmarks.

The main features are:
– tabbed browsing
– bookmarks
– browsing history
– smart location bar
– OpenSearch
– session management
– privacy mode
– a download manager
– WebInspector
– AdBlock.

The project developer is Benjamin C. Meyer.
The latest version of Arora 0.11.0 was released in 2010.

NeoMutt

NeoMutt

Web site: neomutt.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: CLI, Ncurses
Programing language: C
First release: March 7, 2016
Rating:  star  star

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NeoMutt – a command line mail reader, a fork of Mutt able to use Notmuch for virtual folders. It’s versatile and highly configurable.

NeoMutt is a small but very powerful text based program for reading and sending electronic mail under Unix operating systems, including support for color terminals, MIME, OpenPGP, and a threaded sorting mode.

NeoMutt has brought together lots of Mutt patches, many of which were useful, but had been abandoned.
Before each patch is marked stable:
– The code is brought up-to-date with Mutt-1.8.0
– The code is tidied up, comments added, checks done
– Documentation is written
– A sample muttrc is created
– The feature is tested