Netrik

Netrik

Web site: netrik.sourceforge.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Hurd, Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: cli
Programing language: ?
First release: 2000
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Netrik – an advanced and simplistic text-mode WWW browser, similar to w3m or Lynx, focusing on a convenient user interface.

Netrik is Free Software published under the GNU General Public License (GPL), version 3.0 (or later), which essentially states that you can do anything with the program and its source code, as long as the result passes on the same freedoms.

Netrik runs on GNU-based systems such as GNU/Linux and GNU Hurd; and with a little extra effort, probably also on other modern UNIX-like systems.

Netrik has quite limited functionality compared to some other text mode browsers, confining its usefulnes as a generic web browser — however, it does come with some unique features too, which often make it more convenient to use in cases where it does work. (Mostly documentation in HTML format; and also some select sites on the internet, such as certain news sites for example.)

WeeChat

WeeChat

Web site: weechat.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC Clients
Platform: BSD, Hurd, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: Ncurses
Programing language: C
First release: June 26, 2003
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WeeChat – a fast, light and extensible chat client, with a text-based user interface.

WeeChat features:
– modular: a lightweight core with optional plugins
– multi-protocols architecture (mainly IRC)
– multi-platforms: Linux, Unix, BSD, GNU Hurd, Mac OS X and Windows (Bash/Ubuntu and Cygwin).
– extensible with C, Python, Perl, Ruby, Lua, Tcl, Scheme, Javascript and PHP
– fully documented and translated into several languages
– a free program released under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3
– an active project with a large community for scripts.

WeeChat is designed to be light and extensible: a lightweight core with optional plugins.
Plugins and scripts can be dynamically loaded and unloaded at any time.
IRC plugin implements the protocol as described in the RFCs 1459 and 2812.
External interfaces (graphical or text) can connect to a running WeeChat.

The project developer is Sébastien Helleu.