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Title: MCabber  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: GNU Privacy Guard, Cryptographic software, RSA BSAFE, Zfone, Cryptographic engineering
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Developer(s) Mikael Berthe
Initial release June 7, 2005
Stable release 0.10.3 (May 8, 2014 (2014-05-08))
Written in C
Operating system Linux, Mac OS X, BSD, ...
Available in English
Type Chat
License GPL (free software)

MCabber is a free software client for the instant messaging protocol XMPP with a text user interface based on ncurses. It runs on a range of platforms, including GNU/Linux, BSD, and Mac OS X. As free software it is freely available – including the source code – under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). MCabber is the successor of Alejandro Jimenez Macias' (AJMacias, Winnetou) earlier Cabber that has had releases from 2002 to 2004. In 2005 it has been forked off the last version of Cabber (0.5.0).


MCabber supports end-to-end encryption with either OpenPGP or Off-the-Record Messaging. Furthermore it supports:

  • Multi-User Chat (MUC)
  • History logging
  • External action triggers
  • Dynamic modules
  • Enchant/Aspell for spellchecking
  • documentation available in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian language.

See also

External links

  • Official website
  • Official mirror
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