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 ?
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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.

Enhanced CTorrent

Enhanced CTorrent

Web site: www.rahul.net/dholmes/ctorrent/
Category: Network
Subcategory: p2p clients
Platform: BSD, Cygwin, Linux, OS X, Solaris, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language: C++
First release: 2006 ?
Rating:  star  star

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Enhanced CTorrent – a BitTorrent client for unix-like environments. High performance with minimal system resources and dependencies is a priority. It is intended to run on any Unix-like system, including FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, Cygwin, etc.

Enhanced CTorrent contains files of the original CTorrent base code with a number of patches that provide fixes and enhancements, as well as additional fixes and enhancements.

The purpose of the Enhanced CTorrent effort is to fix problems that remain in the code, modernize existing features and algorithms, and implement new features while maintaining low overhead requirements and a high standard of performance (both part of the original CTorrent design philosophy). Highlights of the enhanced client include:
– Support for large files (>2GB) and large torrents (>255 files)
– Strategic selection of pieces to request for download
– Continuous queueing of download requests, tuned based on latency and throughput for each peer
– Improved download performance, including parallel requests in initial and endgame modes
– Improved bandwidth regulation
– Improved compatibility with other peers
– Performance optimization and bug fixes
– An interface for monitoring and managing multiple clients
– Dynamic cache allocation and management, including prefetch
– Flexible console I/O redirection
– Interactive control commands and menus

Claws Mail

Claws Mail

Web site: www.claws-mail.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: E-mail Clients
Platform: BSD, Cygwin, Linux, OS X, Solaris, UNIX-like, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C
First release: May 11, 2001
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Claws Mail – a free and open-source email and news client which is available for Windows and Unix-like operating systems such as Linux, BSD, and Solaris. It has been created in 2001 as a for of Sylpheed with a name of Sylpheed-Claws. It stores mail in the MH mailbox format and also the Mbox mailbox format via a plugin.

Main features are:
– Multiple accounts
– Threaded display
– Filtering
– Mime attachments
– Usenet news reading and posting
– SSL over POP3, SMTP, IMAP4rev1 and NNTP protocols
– GnuPG support (with GPGME)
– User-defined headers
– Colour labels
– Multiple MH folder support
– Mbox import/export
– External editor
– Message queueing and drafting
– Automated mail checking
– Line-wrapping
– Clickable URIs
– Addressbook
– Printing
– Plugin mechanism

Claws Mail functionality can be extended by using plugins, for example:
– Antispam (SpamAssassin, Bogofilter)
– RSS reader
– HTML browsers (Dillo, GtkHtml2, Fancy HTML Viewer)
– System tray icon
– Support for LEDs of some laptops
– Support for the mailbox format,
– Various notification plugins
– Perl filtering
– Extensive organizer (vCalendar)
– TNEF parser enabling reading of app/ms-tnef attachments
– Tool for archiving account folders – IMAP, POP or local – as well as vCalendar (Mail Archiver) folders.

KMail

KMail

Web site: userbase.kde.org/KMail
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: BSD, Cygwin, Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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KMail – a graphical email client which supports multiple accounts, mail filtering, email encryption, viewing HTML mail, and international character sets. It can handle IMAP, IMAP IDLE, dIMAP, POP3, and local mailboxes for incoming mail. It can send mail via SMTP or sendmail protocols. The program let you configure your workflow and it has good integration into KDE (Plasma Desktop) but is also useable with other Desktop Envionments.

Main features:
– Supports the standard mail protocols IMAP, POP3 and SMTP.
– Supports authentication via NTLM (Microsoft Windows) and GSSAPI (Kerberos)
– Supports plain text and secure logins, using SSL and TLS.
– Integration of international character sets
– Spell-checking (as-you-type and on demand)
– Native support for inline OpenPGP, PGP/MIME, and S/MIME.
– Reading and writing of HTML mail.
– Ability to display plain text only from an HTML mail.
– Allows you to receive and accept invitations.
– Integration with popular spam checkers, e.g. SpamAssassin, Bogofilter, etc.
– An optional spam probability meter can be displayed
– Powerful search and filter abilities
– Import Options for many other clients/formats.
– Searching in IMAP folders fully supported
– Highly integrated with other Kontact components
– Encrypted password saving in KWallet
– Several Backup Options
– Flagging and tagging of messages to aid sorting and recovery of information
– Supports mailing list management features
– Can replace text smilies with emoticons
– Displays the sender’s picture or avatar if present in the address book
– Supports X-Face (b/w pictures in messages)
– Compression of attachments
– Supports Groupware functionality