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Licq includes all the basic features of ICQ, like sending/receiving messages, chat, file transfer, contact list with pixmaps and user status, basic/extended user info, adding/editing users from within the GUI, user history, user groups, and new user registration. All commands and information are available through a simple and convenient tab dialog. Licq also has a completely configurable user interface with Skin and Icon pack support. It is written in C++ and comes with a GUI plugin using the Qt widget set. Other plugins are also available, like basic MSN support.

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Recent releases

  •  13 Dec 2009 13:56

    Release Notes: This is mostly a bugfix release, but it also contains several new features for the LicqWeb GUI, such as showing recent messages, setting offline status, and resizing windows.

    •  24 Oct 2009 09:08

      Release Notes: Many bugs were fixed and several new features were included in the Qt4 GUI, such as spell checking and configurable keyboard shortcuts.

      •  01 Oct 2008 19:14

        Release Notes: This is mostly a bugfix release but with one big exception. The Qt GUI has been fully ported to Qt4, gone through a makeover, and is now available as a separate plugin.

        •  17 Sep 2008 09:15

          Release Notes: Various bugs in both Licq and plugins that caused crashes have been fixed. The client ID sent to an ICQ server was updated to enable login after 2008-07-01. MD5 based authentication is used for ICQ login instead of sending plain text password. Support for downloading contact pictures from an ICQ server was added. A Qt4 GUI was added.

          •  27 Nov 2007 21:13

            No changes have been submitted for this release.

            Recent comments

            01 Oct 2008 18:26 flynd

            Licq 1.3.6 Released
            Check out the website for this new release:


            Tons of bugfixes

            Support for user pics

            New stylish Qt4 based GUI

            16 Sep 2008 17:55 root42

            1.3.6-rc1 released
            Check out the website for the new release


            New in this release:

            Tons of bugfixes

            Support for user pics

            New stylish Qt4 based GUI

            27 Nov 2007 02:25 root42

            Latest Release: Licq 1.3.5
            Ok, we seem to neglect freshmeat. :) Check on
   for the latest release.

            29 Mar 2003 22:36 drivel

            RPM packages
            It seems that the licq 1.2.6 RPM packages are still not yet available on the sourceforge/licq website... if you are interested, you can get the RPM/SRPM packages below:

            27 Jul 2002 09:43 drivel

            licq 1.2.0
            LICQ 1.2.0 is finally released!

            You may grab the source from here:


            or binaries (if you are using RedHat) from here:



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