Overdose – a Yahoo chat client written in C and using curses

Overdose is a small, simple, and extremely fast client for Yahoo! Chat using the YCHT protocol. It's main design is for simplicity and ease of use.

Currently, Overdose is in Alpha testing, so don't expect it to work right.

Known bugs:

Does not work in Solaris 7

Tab-completion is very expermintal, and only work at the beginning of the line.

May glitch if ran in an xterm and having the xterm resized.on some platforms. Please make sure your curses library has resize_term() or you will need to hack up a workaround. Look in gui.c for a bit of help on a workaround.

Does not work right on Small Terms (less than 80x25)

- input doesnt scroll back and text input sucks

Does not automatically reconnect.

Windows port underway, it doesn't work right... You'll need Dev-C++ 4.9.9.x or later, and the pthreads library and the pdcurses library from http://www.devpaks.org/

Tested Platforms:

Linux 2.6.13-2.6.15 – glibc 2.3.5/2.3.6

NetBSD 2.0.2/3.0

NetBSD with Linux 2.4.12 compatability.

FreeBSD 5.4/6.0

OpenBSD 3.6/3.7

Windows 2000


GNU General Public License, version 2. Find it here

CVS Access:

The CVS tree for Overdose can be access using the following commands:

cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/overdose login

cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/overdose co -P modulename

When prompted for a password, simply push Enter.

SourceForge Project Page:

Our SourceForge project page is at http://sourceforge.net/projects/overdose/


Version http ftp (No FTP mirrors yet)
Version 0.2.3 http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/overdose/overdose-0.2.3.tar.bz2?download
Version 0.2.2 http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/overdose/overdose-0.2.2.tar.bz2?download
Version 0.2.1 http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/overdose/overdose-0.2.1.tar.bz2?download
Version 0.2 http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/overdose/overdose-0.2.tar.bz2?download
Version 0.1.5 http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/overdose/overdose-0.1.5.tar.bz2?download
Version 0.1.4 http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/overdose/overdose-0.1.4.tar.bz2?download
Version 0.1.3 http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/overdose/overdose-0.1.3.tar.bz2?download
OpenBSD patch against 0.1.2 http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/overdose/overdose-0.1.2-openbsd.patch?download
Version 0.1.2 http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/overdose/overdose-0.1.2.tar.bz2?download
Version 0.1.1 http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/overdose/overdose-0.1.1.tar.bz2?download
Version 0.1 http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/overdose/overdose-0.1.tar.bz2?download

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