What is milc? Who wrote milc?
Milc is a multimedia 'chat' program, using the silc (Secure Internet Live Conferencing) protocol. Milc was written over a period of a few months by Matthew Aldous, between February and July of 2002. The initial webpage was provided by David Barberi in March of 2002.
milc 0.3.4 Windows98 (95kb)
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milc 0.3.4 Windows98 screenshot
milc 0.3.3 NetBSD (5kb)
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milc 0.3.4 Windows98 screenshot
milc 0.3.2 HTML (6kb)
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milc 0.3.2 HTML screenshot
milc 0.3.2 HTML Source (6kb)
ASCII English text
milc 0.3.4 HTML Source
milc 0.3.2 Mozilla (14Kb)
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milc 0.3.2 Mozilla screenshot
milc 0.3.2 Wine/NetBSD (4Kb)
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milc 0.3.2 Wine/NetBSD screenshot
milc 0.3.2 NetBSD (10kb)
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milc 0.3.2 NetBSD screenshot
milc 0.1 Windows98 (118kb)
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milc 0.1 Windows98 screenshot
milc 0.1 WindowsXP (117kb)
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milc 0.1 WindowsXP screenshot
milc 0.1 Wine/Linux (154kb)
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milc 0.1 Wine/Linux screenshot
What is the current version of milc? Why is the current release only version 0.0 ?
Milc, like most other projects, has a number of development branches.

The current release is version 0.0
The current development is version 0.3.4
The current milc-windows development branch is version 0.4.0

The initial release version of milc was to confirm cross platform compilation, and expected user feedback upon success. Some of the screenshots show version 0.1 running on user desktops. (a privately released bug-fix version to users who replied)

Subsequent versions have progressively more and more features added, intended only for developer evaluation, requiring a compiler and CVS tools.

Where can I find the release versions? Where can I find the development versions?
The release versions are available for download from sourceforge:
The development versions are available via CVS from sourceforge:

cvs login
cvs co milc
What makes milc different from other 'chat' programs? What makes silc different from other 'chat' networks?
.. for Windows, Linux/*BSD, and Mac OS/X
.. Integrated public/private key support
.. OS standards interface (drag 'n drop, etc.)
.. HTML rendered output (inline graphics, etc.)
.. Print/Preview/Save HTML (interactive blogs, etc.)
SILC (Secure Internet Live Conferencing) is a protocol which provides secure conferencing services in the Internet over insecure channel. SILC is IRC like although internally they are very different. Biggest similarity between SILC and IRC is that they both provide conferencing services and that SILC has almost same commands as IRC. Other than that they are nothing alike. (
download - home - feedback - silc