and almost always have one or two instant messaging (IM) clients
open - most often [pidgin/gaim](http://www.pidgin.im/) and
[gajim](http://www.gajim.org/) lately. I also use IM to follow
twitter and to tweet.
Now graphical clients are very nice for lots of uses, but one thing they're often not good at is packing info into less space. Depending on how many people you're following, twitter in particular can get noisy fast, and I found myself really wanting a command-line xmpp client that I could just leave open in a term out of the way and use as a river-of-news style xmpp stream. Even read-only would be fine, since I could always pull up my graphical client to tweet (and I'm a twit, not a twerp).
Google turned up a few candidates, but nothing really had my use
case in mind. So a couple of hours later, the first version of
clix was born. It's a quick perl script using
and is available here:
It aggregates XMPP posts from any number of accounts into a single river-of-news style view, and is (currently at least) read-only i.e. there's no post capability.
Update: updated to version 0.001004 with Yoshizumi's fix from comments.