RSS Bandit

RSS Bandit

Web site: rssbandit.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Windows
License: BSD
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: 2003
Status: Not Active
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RSS Bandit – an open-source and free application that allows you to read news feeds (both RSS and Atom feeds) and download podcasts from your desktop. It also can synchronize with your feeds in Google Reader and the Facebook news feed.

Features
– Synchronize feeds with Google Reader
– View and comment on items from your Facebook news feed
– Find the most popular stories in your subscriptions with the Top Stories button
– NNTP news subscriptions

The application is based on the Microsoft .NET framework and (still) available for MS Windows users.

The project developers are Dare Obasanjo and Torsten Rendelmann.

XChat

XChat

Web site: xchat.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC Clients
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, UNIX-like, Windows
License: Proprietary (for Windows), GPL (for others)
Interface: GUI, CLI
Programing language: C
First release: June 29, 1999
Status: Not Active
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XChat – an IRC chat program for both Linux and Windows. It allows you to join multiple IRC channels (chat rooms) at the same time, talk publicly, private one-on-one conversations etc. Even file transfers are possible.

It has a look and feel similar to AmIRC for the Amiga. Special features include the mIRC extension DCC RESUME and mIRC color, multiple server/channel windows, dialog windows, and a plugin API.

It is possible to write Plugins in C/C++ or scripts in many languages. XChat tends to come with Perl, Python and TCL plugins available but this depends on where you downloaded XChat from or which Linux distribution it came with. The other languages may require installation of a plugin.

The latest version of XChat was released in 2010 so the application is NOT under development.
There is an active fork of XChat called HexChat.

The project developers are: Peter Železný (zed) & Brian Evans (LifeIsPain).

RSSOwl

RSSOwl

Web site: www.rssowl.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Eclipse Public License 1.0
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java
First release: December 19, 2004
Status: Not Active
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RSSOwl – a powerful application to organize, search and read your RSS, RDF & Atom news feeds in a comfortable way. Highlights are saved searches, google reader sync, notifications, filters, fast fulltext search and a flexible, clean user interface. It is written in Java and built on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform which uses SWT as a widget toolkit.

Features:
– Free – You can download and use RSSOwl for free without limitations
– Cross Platform – RSSOwl can be used on all major platforms like Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X
– News Filter – Automate common actions on news items based on powerful search conditions
– Instant Search – Never miss a news anymore with RSSOwl’s powerful search engine
– Saved Searches – Searches can be saved and used like feeds
– Notifications – Be notified on news you care about most
– News Bins – Store news you think are worth keeping inside news bins
– Labels – Use Labels to associate keywords with news entries
– Supports plugins
– Import – Can import saved chanels from OPML
– Export – Can export of news to PDF, RTF and HTML
– Supports keyboard shortcuts
– Can work through a proxy

The project developer is Benjamin Pasero.

w3m

w3m

Web site: w3m.sourceforge.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS/2, UNIX-like, Windows
License: MIT
Interface: CLI
Programing language: C
First release: 1995
Status: Not Active
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w3m – a text-based web browser as well as a pager like `more’ or `less’. With w3m you can browse web pages through a terminal emulator window (xterm, rxvt or something like that). Moreover, w3m can be used as a text formatting tool which typesets HTML into plain text.

It supports tables, frames, cookies, authentication, SSL connections, color and inline images on suitable terminals, and almost everything except JavaScript. It can also be used with mouse in an xterm or in a gpm-driven console.

The project was under development by Akinori Ito and team members.

TOR Messenger

TOR Messenger

Web site: blog.torproject.org/tor-messenger-beta-chat-over-tor-easily
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messenger
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: 2015 ?
Status: Not Active
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TOR Messenger – a cross-platform chat program that aims to be secure by default and sends all of its traffic over Tor. It supports a wide variety of transport networks, including Jabber (XMPP), IRC, Google Talk, Facebook Chat, Twitter, Yahoo, and others; enables Off-the-Record (OTR) Messaging automatically; and has an easy-to-use graphical user interface localized into multiple languages.

Tor Messenger is based on Instantbird, an instant messaging client developed in the Mozilla community.

The Instantbird transport protocols are written in a memory-safe language (JavaScript); it has a graphical user interface and already supports many natural languages; and it’s a XUL application, which means we can leverage both the code (Tor Launcher) and in-house expertise that the Tor Project has developed working on Tor Browser with Firefox. It also has an active and vibrant software developer community that has been very responsive and understanding of our needs. The main feature it lacked was OTR support, which we have implemented and hope to upstream to the main Instantbird repository for the benefit of all Instantbird (and Thunderbird) users.

As of March 2018, Tor Messenger is no longer maintained.

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QupZilla

QupZilla

Web site: www.qupzilla.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: FreeBSD, Haiku, Linux, OS/2, OS X, Windows
License: GPLv3
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: December, 2010
Status: Not Active
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QupZilla – a very fast QtWebEngine web browser. It aims to be a lightweight web browser available through all major platforms. This project has been originally started only for educational purposes. But from its start, QupZilla has grown into a feature-rich browser.

QupZilla has all standard functions you expect from a web browser. It includes bookmarks, history (both also in sidebar) and tabs. Above that, it has by default enabled blocking ads with a built-in AdBlock plugin.
History

The very first version of QupZilla has been released in December 2010 and it was written in Python with PyQt4 bindings. After a few versions, QupZilla has been completely rewritten in C++ with the Qt Framework. The Windows version of QupZilla was compiled using MingW, but due to a huge problem with Flash, it is now compiled with Microsoft Visual C++ Compiler 2008. First public release was 1.0.0-b4.

Until version 2.0, QupZilla was using QtWebKit. QtWebKit is now deprecated and new versions are using QtWebEngine.

In March 30, 2018 the developer informed that there is no more QupZilla releases, and the project has been switched to Falkon.