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.)

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.

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.

Gitit

Gitit

Web site: github.com/jgm/gitit
Category: Network
Subcategory: Wiki
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: text, Web UI
Programing language: ?
First release: November 7, 2008
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Gitit – an open source wiki program written in Haskell.

It uses Happstack for the web server and pandoc for markup processing. Pages and uploaded files are stored in a git, darcs, or mercurial repository and may be modified either by using the VCS’s command-line tools or through the wiki’s web interface.

By default, pandoc’s extended version of markdown is used as a markup language, but reStructuredText, LaTeX, HTML, DocBook, or Emacs Org-mode markup can also be used. Pages can be exported in a number of different formats, including LaTeX, RTF, OpenOffice ODT, and MediaWiki markup. Gitit can be configured to display TeX math (using texmath) and highlighted source code (using highlighting-kate).

Other features include:
– plugins: dynamically loaded page transformations written in Haskell
– categories
– TeX math
– syntax highlighting of source code files and code snippets (using highlighting-kate)
– caching
– Atom feeds (site-wide and per-page)
– a library, “Network.Gitit”, that makes it simple to include a gitit wiki in any happstack application

The project developer is John MacFarlane.

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

Blam

Blam

Web site: blam.relatitude.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C
First release: January 12, 2004
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Blam – a RSS aggregator written in C using Mono, GTK and a and full of simplified RSS and Atom libraries.

Blam is an RSS reader for the GNOME desktop that helps you keep track of the growing number of news feeds distributed as RSS. You can subscribe to any number of feeds, print the entries you like, and have the feeds updated at regular intervals.

Features:
– User friendly and a simple UI.
– Supports RSS and Atom feeds.
– Add/Remove or Edit current channels.
– Create feed Groups.
– Change update intervals manually.
– Built in themes.
– Mark as read or “unread” later.
– Export/Import the feed URLs.
– Refresh the list manually.
– Send to print.

The project developer is Janet Casey.

The latest version of Blam 1.8.12 was released in 2013.

Citadel

Citadel

Web site: www.citadel.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Address Books, Calendars, E-mail, Forums, Instant Messengers, RSS, Wiki
Platform: BSD, Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: Web UI, CLI
Programing language: C
First release: < 1988
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Citadel – an open source collaboration messaging and groupware suit which is designed to run on open source operating systems such as Linux or BSD. Citadel is a highly integrated Groupware Platform with a AJAX-powered “Web 2.0” interface, but also providing SMTP, IMAP, POP3 and GroupDAV access to its content.

Citadel offers versatile email services with very low administration needed. It provides its own implementations of these server protocols: IMAP, POP3, SMTP, ManageSieve, XMPP, Citadel.

Citadel provides features such as:
– Email, calendaring, address books, bulletin boards, instant messaging, and more … all in one tightly integrated server package. Unlike other open source groupware systems, all of Citadel’s data stores are built-in. All that tedious mucking about with dependencies and config files is a thing of the past.
– High-performance, multiprotocol, multithreaded server engine
– Wiki and blog engines built in. Citadel is a collaboration server and a content management system!
– Web browser, telnet/SSH, local client software accessible
– Standards-compliant e-mail built in: IMAP, POP3, ESMTP
– Group calendaring and scheduling (WebDAV, GroupDAV, and Kolab-1 compatible)
– Built-in listserv (mailing list server)
– Built-in RSS Feed Aggregation
– Integrated server-side mail sorting and filtering. Users can choose between an easy-to-use web based rules editor, or the power of writing complex scripts using the industry standard Sieve language.
– Support for push e-mail and mobile devices
– Database-driven, single-instance message store
– Built-in full text index for fast searching
– Authenticated SMTP for remote email submission
– Multiple domain support
– Built-in integration with perimiter email filtering technologies such as Realtime Blackhole Lists (RBL’s), SpamAssassin, and ClamAV antivirus
– Server-to-server replication. Users in any number of domains can be spread out across any number of Citadel servers, allowing you to put data where you need it, and enabling infinite horizontal scalability.
– Web-based access to email, calendars, and everything else through a powerful AJAX-style front end
– Very strong support for “public folders” and message forums.
– Built-in instant messenger service
– SSL/TLS encryption for all protocols

The Citadel system is extremely versatile. It provides numerous front ends to present to users, such as a text-based interface, an AJAX-style web interface, and many popular PIM clients using SMTP/POP/IMAP.

Twidge

Twidge

Web site: github.com/jgoerzen/twidge
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: cli
Programing language: ?
First release: December 2008
Rating:  star  star

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Twidge – a tool for interacting with microblogging sites such as Twitter and StatusNet.

Twidge is a full command-line client. It is designed to be useful when you’re sitting at a shell prompt. It’s also designed to work well with the Unix/POSIX/Linux shell scripting environment. It produces output in well-formed and easily-parsed ways, and has various features for working with piped data.

It can be used to:
– Simply update your own status and following your friends
– Setting status based on system events
– Receiving status updates via email, and sending your friends and your replies to email
– Scheduling status updates for the future
– The sky’s the limit!

This software was written by John Goerzen.
The latest version of Twidge was released in 2014.

Pork

Pork

Web site: dev.ojnk.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers, IRC Clients
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GPL
Interface: Ncurses
Programing language: C, Perl
First release: 2002
Rating:  star  star

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Pork – a console based client for the AOL Instant Messenger service that uses the ncurses screen library. Pork is intended to be fast, useable, and stable.

It uses the OSCAR protocol (the one the windows client uses) to access AIM. Pork features Perl scripting; an online help system; the ability to configure nearly all aspects of the program’s look-and-feel; an alias system; and a powerful, fully-configurable key binding system.

It supports being logged in with more than one screen name at the same time. The default look-and-feel of the client is modeled after the ircII IRC client. Anyone comfortable using ircII (or any clients derived from it — e.g., epic, BitchX, etc.) will feel comfortable using
pork.

Pork supports IRC as well.

Pork was written by Ryan McCabe.

The latest version of Pork was released in 2005.