The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to develop an all-in-one Internet application suite. It contains an Internet browser, email and newsgroup client with an included Web feed reader, HTML editor, IRC chat, and Web development tools, and is sure to appeal to advanced users, Web developers, and corporate users. It uses much of the Mozilla source code powering such successful siblings as Firefox, Thunderbird, Camino, Sunbird, and Miro.
Newsd is a standalone local NNTP news server for private newsgroup serving on a single server. It is useful for serving private newsgroup(s) to an intranet or the Internet, and can act as a simple mail gateway. However, it does not interface with other news servers and cannot manage distributed news feeds, i.e. Usenet news.
newslite is a command line tool to download from binary newsgroups and decode multi-part and single-part yENC and UU (Unix-to-Unix) encoded files. It is resource efficient in terms of CPU usage and memory, builds a "title list" in order to ease group content analysis, and is robust in cases of news server connection loss.
stdnoj is a cross-platform C++ class library that includes classes for using portable strings, databases, SMTP, POP, NNTP, arrays, files, directories, logging, email, and sockets. While templates are used, no reliance upon STL or other (traditionally error-prone) technologies has been used, which increases portability between compilers.
hellanzb is an application that retrieves and processes NZB files and makes obtaining files from Usenet as hands-free as possible. Once fully installed, all that is required is moving an NZB file to the queue directory. Downloading, par-checking, and un-raring is done automatically by the program.
Gemini is an advanced, multi-platform, standards compliant, messaging and calendaring client with powerful features for managing mail and news from multiple sources. Gemini provides flexible filtering of messages and protection from junk mail, viruses, and common breaches of netiquette. It has an attractive interface which is easy to use, yet hides nothing from the more advanced user. Additional features include mailing lists as pseudo-newsgroups, message templates, auto-replies, support for multiple identities, HTML, IMAP, SSL, editing of stored messages, spell checking, syntax coloring, and encryption/signing via integration with GnuPG.
Binbot is an easy-to-use newsreader for downloading binaries from Usenet. It was designed to browse large binary newsgroups efficiently, and to download huge files quickly. It supports all common article encodings, multiple servers, and NZB files. It also includes built-in access to Web-based Usenet search engines, and automatic unrar, unzip, and unsplit capabilities.
zfec is a fast, portable, and programmable implementation of erasure coding. It includes a C library, a Python library, and a command-line tool. Erasure coding is also known as "forward error correction", which is the generation of redundant blocks of information such that if some blocks are lost then the original data can be recovered from the remaining blocks. The RAID-5 algorithm is an erasure code, but while RAID-5 can recover from the loss of any one element, zfec can be parameterized to choose in advance the number of elements whose loss it can tolerate.