This instant messaging
protocol is very popular, as built in support in the AOL interface, as well as some versions of Netscape Navigator/Communicator makes if fairly common.
This is frequently referred to as AIM .
Here are some Tcl based clients that talk AIM.
Description: Eggdrop Tcl script that connects the Eggdrop IRC channel bot
Contact: mailto:wwoods@WAM.UMD.EDU (Will Woods)
Description: Pure Tcl version of America Online Instant Messenger (AIM).
This provides console only users the ability to use AIM.
Currently it is at version 0.17.
Contact: mailto:smike at users dot tmok dot com
Description: Tcl/Tk AOL Instant Messenger client sometimes also referred to as
Tic. Began as a scaled down version of the native Win95 and
Macintosh clients but now has most of the native client features,
plus extras. Provides Buddy Lists, Instant Messages, and Chat.
This client updates on a frequent basis and so one should regularly
check the web page or join the TICTOC mailing list.
Designed for Unix users. Requires Tcl/Tk 8.0 or newer.
Other references are to various add on packages for monitoring of
weather, stock, and news headlines, TinToys and Treknews, buddy lists,
sound file sending, IM capturing, msg coloring, personality modules,
protocol monitoring, encryption on instant messages and chats,
TicChatToe (TicTacToe over IM) and Eliza Bot (for IM),
TOC debugger, keep alive support, file transfer, etc.
Package to add secure SSL is available as add on at yoyodyne.
The newim package is a new Instant Message (IM) interface.
AOL removed access to the main TiK home page at aol.com.
See the page at tufts.edu for an alternative and see the sourceforge
site for access to source code.
The tikpkgs sourceforge site has a variety of plugins for TiK, such
as the "send any new messages to my email account" aim2email plugin.
See irc.slackware.net, #tik , for IRC chat channel for TiK.
Currently at version 0.90 .