BitchX is the premiere IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client. It originally was a modified version of the popular ircII client, and the features were eventually merged into the EPIC IRC client. The current development is aimed at merging the client back to a current branch of EPIC and bringing compatibility and stability back to the client, while bringing the features that are BitchX into a new client.
BZFlag is a 3D, multiplayer, tank battle zone, capture the flag game that pits players against each other in a networked environment. It runs on Windows 95/98/NT/2000, Linux, MacOS 10.x, Irix, Solaris, and others. An OpenGL accelerator is highly recommended, but it is playable with 3D in software.
Gyach is a GTK+-based Yahoo! Chat client which can use your existing Yahoo! logins for chatting in Yahoo! Chat. It supports colors, emotes/aliases, PMs, set status, remote user status display, ignore lists (local, non-Yahoo! based), a regex list of triggers to cause users to be automatically ignored, command-line recall via arrow keys, and tab completion of usernames.
KVirc is a Visual Internet Relay Chat Client based on the Qt library. Features include a MDI user interface, drag & drop, built-in scripting language (aliases, popups and events), customizable backgrounds and colours, DCC (chat, send with resume, voice), CTCP functions, mIRC colour support with preview, notify list, online help and configurable logging.
Ncohafmuta is a text-based chat server that is designed for access from a telnet client. Its purpose is to allow users to communicate in a configurable environment in realtime. It allows users to create accounts with their own settings and optional personal information. Rooms are the basis for communication, whether private or public. Other features include internal email, email forwarding, a configure script for multiple Unices, support for cygwin under Win32, macros, games, a ranking system with access to more commands, ANSI coloring, banning, async DNS, soft/hot-rebooting, detailed, organized logging, and an internal Web server port.
IRC Channel Relay Bot allows you to have an IRC channel span multiple IRC networks. It relays public and private messages, informs you about people joining and leaving the channel, and passes topics across networks (if you op it). It has minimal ability to help protect the channel.
Gangplank is a Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) system (or "chat server") which supports real-time communication between users, currently using a text-based user interface. It runs as an Internet server which implements the standard telnet protocol, so no special client program is necessary for users. Server-side processing provides input editing/history and terminal- handling features over the telnet connection for standard ANSI terminals. This code has been in production use on a private server since early 1993. This single-process server is fast, efficient and stable.
TR-IRCD is an ircd and a collection of services programs for IRC networks. The ircd is heavily influenced by ircd-hybrid and Bahamut. It includes support for IRC extensions such as md5-encrypted hostnames, modules, threads, different protocols, channel modes, and languages. It supports IPv6 and Web-based configuration, and includes a proxy scanner.
Soulseek (http://www.slsknet.org) is a communication and file-sharing system. It is quite similar to Napster: it lets you exchange files, search for files, chat with other users in public and in private, browse their files, and get recommendations for music. SoulSeek for Linux is a GUI client for the system written in Python/wxPython. It includes all the major functionality: chat, searches, and file transfers.
sTeam provides a technical platform which allows groups of students, lecturers, and any other groups to construct and arrange their individual and cooperative learning and working space. It consists of an object-oriented server connected to a database, and Web, Java, and other (FTP, SMTP, IRC, etc.) clients. The server is event-driven and manages all user objects as well as the communication between the connected clients. Features that were different from most other cooperation tools is the self-organisation and self-administration by the members within the virtual environment.