Jtalk is a Jabber client that provides an interface somewhat similar to the historic Unix Talk system. Jtalk is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence.
Note: jtalk is not a full-featured Jabber client.
Jtalk project focuses only on the presence and messages. To handle your rooster, undate your information, create accounts and so on, you need another, more complete, Jabber client.
Here are some key features of "Jtalk":
· Jabber and Jabber-over-TLS (= SSL) protocol support provided by the Loudmouth library.
· One-to-one and one-to-several chat in a separate terminal.
· Readline-based client.
· Support for UTF-8 terminals.
There is no make install yet. After the build operation, you get two binaries:
- jtalk_rl is the readline-based front-end, it should probably go somewhere in the PATH.
- jtalkd is the connection-keeping program, it may go somewhere in the PATH, or go in some sort of libexec directory.
You may want to keep manual.html around too. Note that you still have to create the ~/.jtalk directory by hand.
What's New in This Release:
· The new features include a basic tracking of the online/offline status of contacts, rules to prioritize notifications, and some interface enhancements, including a zsh completion function.
· A severe bug in the log system that can cause memory exhaustion was also fixed.