Poezio is a console-based client for XMPP, the protocol on which the Jabber IM network is built. Its goal is to let you connect to the network very easily (without having to create an account) and join various chatrooms immediately. It tries to look like the most famous IRC clients (such as weechat and irssi). Many commands are identical and you won't be lost if you already know these clients. Configuration can be done in a configuration file or directly from the client. It embodies the light, fast, geeky, and anonymous spirit of IRC while using a new, powerful, standard, and open protocol.
The C++ Portable Types Library (PTypes) is a simple alternative to the STL that includes multithreading and networking. It defines dynamic strings, character sets, variants, lists and other basic data types along with threads, synchronization primitives and IP sockets. It is portable across modern Unix and Windows systems and includes a sample HTTP daemon showing the full power of the library.