Fugu is a graphical client for the Gale instant messaging system. Its features include: multiple screens for different subscription lists; a detachable puff composer window; simple threading facilities for jumping to the next and previous puff in a thread; searching for the next puff by this author; clickable URLs; and thumbnail pictures depicting puff senders.
Gale is a freeware instant messaging and presence software for Unix. It resembles the MIT Zephyr system, Internet Relay Chat, Mirabilis' ICQ, and other related systems.
This is a Python library providing an implementation of the Gale instant-messaging protocol. Two test programs (gsend.py, gsub.py) are included. They implement most of the functionality of the standard Gale clients gsend and gsub.