climm: A teeny tiny message client

Here’s a fun little program … and when I say little, I mean little.


That’s climm, which I apologize for, because I almost passed it right by.

See, I mistook climm for another chat client which was aimed (get it? “Aimed”?! Ha! 🙄 ) solely at the old MSN Messenger. That service closed down this year, which made me think climm was pointless.

I double-checked though, and I’m glad I did, because I was wrong. The climm you see above works great with XMPP/jabber/GTalk and maybe some others.

You can see there I connected right away, and there’s plenty of help to get you started with it.

And color! It has color! 😀

I didn’t go too far with climm, because again, I need encryption any more for my chat sessions. As far as I know, climm doesn’t have that.

On the other hand though, I was surprised by how small the binary is: a meager 580K or so, give or take. That’s slender. There are smaller ones, but that’s not a heavyweight by any stretch of the imagination.

So there you have it. Try it, if something like finch or barnowl or pork ain’t quite got it.

And what was that other program I was thinking of? Beats me. I can’t remember now. 😳

3 thoughts on “climm: A teeny tiny message client

  1. R

    Still building, but it seems that the arch linux AUR package of climm has a libotr dependency… soooo I assume it comes with a bit of encryption.

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