PircBot is a Java framework for writing IRC bots quickly and easily. Its features include an event-driven architecture to handle common IRC events, flood protection, DCC chat, file resuming, ident support, multiple servers, and more. Its comprehensive logfile format is suitable for use with pisg to generate channel statistics. Full documentation is included, and the Web site contains a 5-minute step-by-step guide to making your first IRC bot.
Akeni LAN messenger is a cross-platform instant messenger client. It is a P2P program that works on your LAN without the need of an Internet connection or a dedicated server. The client has an user interface similar to AIM, ICQ, or MSN Messenger. It supports all the standard IM features such as chat, group conference, presence management, file transfer, and emergency alert/notification. Extra features include contact management and optional tabbed chat sessions.
Vayala is a multi-purpose chat client for developers. It offers a platform and an easy to use Eclipse plugin. Based on multicast technology, each client is automatically connected to one chat client network without a central server or much configuration or installation effort. You add the Eclipse view, and you are connected to your colleagues. In addition to basic chat functionality, you can also exchange files, graphics, and much more.
Akeni Messenger Jabber Edition is a cross-platform client for Jabber compliant servers. It features an XML-based messaging protocol, private chatting, conference mode, broadcast messages to groups of people, message log, a typing indicator, a full-featured rich-text editor, emoticons, and powerful online presence management.