PicMonger is a GUI-driven app that scans a specified Usenet newsgroup for binary attachments. Any attachments encoded with uuencode or in MIME-base64 format are decoded into the current working directory. Lists of frequently used servers and groups are saved on a per-user basis and easily accessed/edited via the GUI. HTML preview pages (like contact sheets) can be automatically generated on the fly. PicMonger also remembers where you were between sessions so scanning resumes where you left off.
JFreshmeat-NNTP is the first released mini-app to use an NNTP class being developed for a Java-only NNTP-based newsreader. It connects to freshmeat's NNTP server, and retrieves the headers, displaying them in the top pane of a two-pane window. Double-clicking on a particular announcement will retrieve the text of that announcement and display it in the bottom pane. The initial class is very short, calling a general purpose newsgroup monitor class. It can be adapted to monitor any server/group very easily. Future plans for the JFreshmeat-NNTP code include SOCKS support, saving article data, persistant storage of articles, UI improvements, timed polling for monitoring updates. It may also be rolled into the general purpose newsreader as a side-feature eventually.
DBOX is a free communication package for ISPs. It supports a large number of message formats such as RFC/UUCP, ZConnect, Janus/Janus2, Alphabox, and GSbox. It is designed for large installations and includes a WWW package with an email/HTML gateway, an HTML online shop, support for POP3/IMAP4, and personal homepages with HTTP/FTP upload.
Agora is a Web-based, threaded discussion tool, similar to Usenet newsgroups. Agora remembers each user's preferences, and allows threaded, unread-only browsing. It offers the ability to manage several different groups, with different themes, forums, and administrators for each group. Agora offers a basic Web-based ICQ client, as well as a Web-based notes system.