rcirc

rcirc

Web site: emacswiki.org/emacs/rcirc
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: TUI
Programing language: Emacs-Lisp
First release:
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rcirc – a next generation InternetRelayChat client. It blends seamlessly with the rest of Emacs, it’s tight, fast, and doesn’t light up like a christmas tree. rcirc also has sane defaults. There is little or no reason to customize it because it does what you want by default (except that many people still do).

rcirc is part of GNU Emacs since release 22.0.

Screenshot author: Roman Lagunov, Source: Wikimedia.org; License: GNU GPL

EWW

EWW

Web site: hwww.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_mono/eww.html
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Cross platform
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language: Emacs Lisp
First release: June 16, 2013

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EWW (Emacs Web Wowser) – a web browser for GNU Emacs. It allows browsing URLs within an Emacs buffer, and can load, parse, and display various web pages using shr.el. It became part of GNU Emacs starting with version 24.4.

EWW was originally written by Lars Ingebrigtsen, known for his work on Gnus. He started writing an Emacs HTML rendering library, shr.el, to read blogs in Gnus. He eventually added a web browser front end and HTML form support. Which resulted in EWW, the Emacs Web Wowser. EWW was announced on 16 June 2013.