icqlib is the most feature complete, open source, library implementation of Mirabilis' ICQ protocol available on the Internet. It currently supports most of the ICQ UDP v5 and ICQ TCP v2 protocols, including new UIN registration, chat, and file transfer. It was written in C for portability, and supports multiple simultaneous connections to ICQ servers, SOCKS5 firewalls for both UDP and TCP protocols, an event-driven, non-blocking interface, and the Russian language (automatically performs conversion from Windows 1251 encoding to Unix koi8 encoding).
kicq is an ICQ client specifically designed for the KDE desktop. It has a simple, clean interface very similar to the original Windows ICQ client, and includes all of the most commonly used ICQ features such as messaging, real-time chat, and file transfer. It features complete message history, a New ICQ User registration window, multiple ICQ accounts, SOCKS5 proxy inline support, configurable sound events, Cyrillic koi8-r/cp1251 recoding, and support for the ICQ UDP v5 and ICQ TCP v2 protocols.
I want to publicly thank here Florian Veskov AKA NaPaLm for his great effort in porting kicq to KDE2!
Keep up the good work, man!