utalk

What is utalk?

utalk is an alternative to the Unix 'talk' client, which uses a more responsive protocol built over UDP (instead of TCP). It is written in C.

Warning - this is an early beta version of utalk; the core protocol as well as most of the user interface is done, but a number of planned features are missing.

It is not clear whether I will ever complete utalk, namely handling multiple connections and figuring out a way to insert text. As it is now, it's actually quite stable and usable, just limited to overstrike mode, and to a single talk partner.

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License:

utalk is distributed under the GNU General Public License:
    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
    the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
    any later version.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
    GNU General Public License for more details.