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BarnOwl News

Download BarnOwl!

  • February 13, 2009: BarnOwl 1.0.5 Released. Fixes multiple security problems (CVE-2009-0363). All users are encouraged to upgrade immediately. See the announcement for more information.

Download it here, or see the ChangeLog

  • December 13, 2008: BarnOwl Released. Download it here. or see the ChangeLog
  • October 31, 2008: BarnOwl 1.0.3 Released. Fixes a segfault in zcrypt and some other bugs. Download it here. or see the ChangeLog
  • BarnOwl has moved its source into git. Get the source from github or the mirror at git://
  • Sep 15, 2008: BarnOwl Released. Fixes :reload-modules with PAR modules. Download it here.
  • Sep 15, 2008: BarnOwl 1.0.2 Released. Download a source tarball from the download page or see the ChangeLog.
  • May 30, 2008: BarnOwl 1.0.1 Released. Fixes some small bugs in .owlconf backwards-compatibility, Jabber, and the copyright notice. See the ChangeLog.
  • May 27, 2008: BarnOwl 1.0.0 Released. Download a source tarball from the download page.

Welcome to BarnOwl

BarnOwl is a curses-based IM client forked from the ktools owl project. BarnOwl currently supports Zephyr, AIM, and Jabber, and aims to be easily extensible and customizable through a perl plugin interface.

  • GettingStarted with BarnOwl on Athena
  • Getting started from BarnOwl's BuiltinDocs
  • I wrote some slides for an introduction to customizing/extending BarnOwl.
  • BarnOwl Filters
  • The old MediaWiki If you find anything useful there that's not here, move it over!


Screenshot of mostly standard BarnOwl.

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