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Lightweight messaging application

Spat is a lightweight, GNOME compliant messaging application.This instant messaging system was developed to easily install and run on a TCP/IP network. Include Buddy List, Chat, and Away functionality. There is no need to remember IP addresses.


User Help included and available in HTML format from; FAQ included and available in HTML format from

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLJanet Casey9 April 2002

Leaders and contributors

Jess Mahan Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 February 2017.


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