FujiChat is a simple IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client for Atari 8-bit (400/800/XL/XE) computers, based on the uIP TCP/IP stack (by Adam Dunkels). It uses a SLIP connection to talk to the outside world, and supports a subset of the IRC commands available in full-featured clients. 48K of memory is required (and extended memory is not used, so it can coexist with RAMdisk drivers and such).
Download binary, source, and documentation: http://rogue3.homeip...y/fujichat.html
Be aware that this version is mostly just a proof-of-concept. It's pretty functional as a no-frills IRC client, but *slow*, and doesn't even support DNS yet (connect to server IP addresses only, there's a short list built into the program), and you can only join one channel at a time (private messages do work though). Also, it's got the Bob-Verter R: handler hard-wired into it right now (works with R-Verter or an SIO2PC only). The SLIP setup is fairly complex, and I've only written instructions for connecting to a Linux host (it should be possible to use SLIP on Windows with either "Direct Cable Connection" or SLIrP + Cygwin, but I've no experience with either). If anyone gets the SLIP stuff working on any other OS than Linux, I'd be very interested in adding to the documentation.
The 0.1 version is known not to work with the FreeNode IRC network, BTW. It works OK with NewNet, Undernet, and EFnet.
Anyway, all disclaimers and caveats aside... your Atari can now have an IP address! Stop by the #atari channel on NewNet (using any of the built-in server IPs) once you get everything set up, I'd love to hear from you!
update: 0.2 released, 2008-11-13
update: 0.3 released, 2008-11-16
Edited by Urchlay, Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:25 AM.