User:Neustradamus/Exodus (instant messaging client)
|Developer(s)||Peter Millard, Peter Saint-Andre, joe.fuhrman, hildjj, dabbink and more|
|Available in||English and more|
|Type||Instant messaging client|
Exodus is a free software instant messaging client developed by Peter Millard (one of the Jabber/XMPP protocol's creators and designers) and written in Borland Delphi that can connect to XMPP servers and exchange messages with other XMPP users. Currently, binaries are only available for Microsoft Windows. Exodus was designed as the official successor of the Winjab client, as Winjab was a personal project that was becoming too difficult to maintain. Exodus is licensed under the GNU GPL.
The aims of the Exodus project include:
- Making the best possible Windows XMPP client that all types of users find "usable," working equally well in both the conventional IM graphical user interface and in a "tabbed" mode;
- Creating a XMPP library that will be Delphi native and therefore compilable under Kylix for Linux;
- Making the code more maintainable than its predecessor; and
- Building a plugin system that allows developers to expand the client.
The last known release was version 0.10.0.0, released on Nov 21st, 2007.
In 2009, the next version is still in development.