AutoProfile is an extension to Gaim that allows users to create customized away messages and profiles using dynamic "components" that automatically update on a regular basis. Generated text can include song names from XMMS, Winamp, iTunes, or Windows Media Player, snippets of Xanga and LiveJournal posts or other RSS feeds, statistics regarding saved conversation logs, a countdown/countup timer, fortune quotes, computer uptime, the contents of a Web page or a text file, the output of a program, and timestamps. A large number of options allows users to fully customize the program as they see fit.
IMDispatch is a Perl script that closely emulates the paradigm of telephone support over the AOL Instant Messenger service. Using the Net::OSCAR module to connect to the popular service, the program signs on as a specified user, queues queries sent to the screen name, and uses forwarding to facilitate a conversation with one of any number of available, designated representatives. An administrator can instantly send commands to the program, over the AIM service, to add and delete screen names from the list of representatives and monitor the number available or engaged in a support conversation. End users no longer have to be tied to their phones, listening closely for their opportunity to ask a question, and small organizations no longer have to pay for an expensive multi-line, toll-free number.
AIMSpy is an application that parses and displays content from instant messaging systems using the local network. It is multi-threaded, uses BPF devices for network access, and includes fairly thorough support for the AIM chat protocol and rudimentary support for the Rendezvous (iChat) protocol.
daim is an IM client and library that supports many features, including add-ins, AIM proxy, buddy icons, chat, direct IM, file transfer, file sharing, send buddy list, and Trillian secureIM. It also supports retrieving News and Stocks, and scripting through Apache BSF. It also supports ICQ, can emulate Apple's iChat client, and supports iChat available messages as well.
OpenGaim is an instant messaging or "text chat" client capable of communicating over many protocols, including Jabber, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), and more. It is a loose relative of the Gaim project and contains much of the source code in Gaim itself. However, OpenGaim aims to provide quicker releases to fix major problems, and advanced customization options and features not available in Gaim.