2014-10-10

Stuff from the past: Silky the SILC client

For some reason I started to dig what I've done in the past. I found something very interesting which I had forgotten completely for many years; Silky.

Silky was a graphical client for SILC secure chat protocol. It was implemented using GTK+ library and due to it's cross-platform implementation it ran on Linux, Windows, OS X, *BSD, and Solaris.  I also ported it to Maemo - aka. Nokia 770 Internet Tablet - which I was developing at the time.

I had registered the Silky project on SourceForge on 07/2003. The project page still seems to be available: http://sourceforge.net/projects/silky/

Silky was using libsilc libraries developed by Pekka Riikonen. In July 2004 I created the RPM package of libsilc for Fedora: https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packages/libsilc/.

Those were the days. :)


Silky running on Linux

Silky running on Maemo development environment