Freetalk – console based Jabber client

Freetalk is a console based chat client for Google Hangout and other XMPP servers. It has context sensitive auto-completion for buddy names, commands, and even ordinary English words.

Similar to GNU Emacs, you can customize and extend Freetalk with Scheme language.

Freetalk is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Highly extensible through ‘Scheme’ language.
  • Console based client with Readline interface featuring command line editing, history, context sensitive autocompletion etc.
  • Most of the features in Freetalk are fully customizable, either through command line arguments, or startup file.
  • With a new concept called ‘dynamic-commands’, a command can appear and disappear dynamically, based on the context.
  • History feature records all your conversions in ~/.freetalk/history/login-id/buddy-name.

Website: www.gnu.org/software/freetalk
Support: Documentation, Mailing List
Developer: Anand Babu, Harshavardhana, Anis Elleuch, Nikola Beneš
License: GNU General Public License; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version

Freetalk is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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