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Multiplatform, multiprotocol, plugin-based instant messanger with (GTK2 GUI || console UI)!

EKG2 is OpenSource IM application for Unix systems (Linux, *BSD, SunOS, Solaris, MacOS, X, BeOS) available under the terms of GPL.

EKG2 is plugin-based, because of this it can support many diffrent protocols. It can also support different GUIs! Below is a list of available plugins.

Version 0.3.1 has been released! You can directly download a tarball ready for building. Other versions are in the download section.

Protocol plugins:

  • Jabber - (XMPP, gtalk and Tlen support),
  • GG (gadu-gadu) - (using libgadu, the most popular polish IM protocol),
  • IRC - (mostly IRCnet oriented),

GUI plugins:

  • GTK2 - under development,
  • ncurses - primary ekg2 ui, console
  • readline

Logging facility:

  • logs - multi plugin, that allows logging in irssi like format, xml, simple and raw,
  • logsqlite - logging in sqlite db file,
  • logsoracle - logging in oracle db

Script languages bindings: Python , Perl , Ruby (under development)

Other superb plugins:

  • dbus - basic dbus support (allows you creating superb now-playing ;) !),
  • sim (using openssl) & gpg & rot ;) - these plugins allow encrypting supported protocols,
  • xosd - on screen display,
  • rc & httprc_xajax - rc plugins allows remote control over ekg2,
  • xmsg - simple messaging through filesystem (e.g. notifications from other apps),
  • jogger - allows to manipulate JoggerBot via ekg2,
  • mail - checking local maildir/mailbox for new messages,
  • sms - sms sending,
  • sniff - built-in sniffer for analyzing protocols

There are also few others not mentioned here!