I uploaded the sources for RIM (Robust Instant Messenger, uses Perl and Curses for now)today and hopefully the program works as it should. I have yet to write any real documentation on how to use it but if there are any questions or problems feel free to submit them to the Forum or Bugs section.
All that really needs to be done is to unzip and un-tar the program, edit the "rim.sh" file and put in the correct path of where the "rim.pl" file is found and then execute the rim.sh file. You can just execute the rim.pl file if you like. Help can be found by typing /h and hitting return. Let me know what ya think.