AOL Instant Messaging

This instant messaging protocol is very popular, as built in support in the AOL interface, as well as some versions of Netscape Navigator/Communicator makes if fairly common.

This is frequently referred to as AIM .

Here are some Tcl based clients that talk AIM.

 What: MilkBot
 Description: Eggdrop Tcl script that connects the Eggdrop IRC channel bot
        to AIM.
 Updated: 07/1999
 Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Will Woods)

 What: Tac
 Description: Pure Tcl version of America Online Instant Messenger (AIM).
        This provides console only users the ability to use AIM.
        Currently it is at version 0.17.
 Updated: 05/1999
 Contact: mailto:smike at users dot tmok dot com

 What: TiK
 Where: (??)
 Description: Tcl/Tk AOL Instant Messenger client sometimes also referred to as
         Tic.  Began as a scaled down version of the native Win95 and
         Macintosh clients but now has most of the native client features,
         plus extras.  Provides Buddy Lists, Instant Messages, and Chat.
        This client updates on a frequent basis and so one should regularly
         check the web page or join the TICTOC mailing list.
        Designed for Unix users.  Requires Tcl/Tk 8.0 or newer.
        Other references are to various add on packages for monitoring of
         weather, stock, and news headlines, TinToys and Treknews, buddy lists,
         sound file sending, IM capturing, msg coloring, personality modules,
         protocol monitoring, encryption on instant messages and chats,
         TicChatToe (TicTacToe over IM) and Eliza Bot (for IM),
         TOC debugger, keep alive support, file transfer, etc.
        Package to add secure SSL is available as add on at yoyodyne.
        The newim package is a new Instant Message (IM) interface.
        AOL removed access to the main TiK home page at
        See the page at for an alternative and see the sourceforge
         site for access to source code.
        The tikpkgs sourceforge site has a variety of plugins for TiK, such
         as the "send any new messages to my email account" aim2email plugin.
        See, #tik , for IRC chat channel for TiK.
        Currently at version 0.90 .
 Updated: 09/2000
 Contact: mailto:[email protected]