I started a small and simple instant messenger in Java, based upon the Zeroconf technology.

Its main features are :

  • minimalistic configuration : enter your name, the name of your organizational group (optional), your email (optional) and that’s it !
  • automatic discovery and display of the people currently running the software on the local network
  • very easy-to-use file sending/reception support (drag and drop, no need to accept transfers, definable quotas to limit the size of received files, can send entire directories)
  • persistent history for messages TODO
  • conference (multi-users sessions) TODO
  • message forwarding TODO
  • search-as-you-type feature to filter the contact list
  • cross-platform (written in Java, so will run on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris and other Java-enabled systems), with deeper integration with Mac OS X and Windows.
  • more…

To try it, you have two things to do :

Have fun !