PCMan X

Open-source solution for cross-platform BBS browsing


PCMan X is a newly developed GPL'd version of PCMan, a full-featured famous BBS client formly designed for MS Windows only. It aimed to be an easy-to-use yet full-featured telnet client facilitating BBS browsing with the ability to process double-byte characters. Some handy functions like tabbed browsing, auto-login and a built-in ANSI editor enabling colored text editing are also provided. Developed with wxWidgets, a powerful cross-platform library, currently most UNIX-like systems, MS Windows, and even Mac OS X are already supported by PCMan X.
  1. Multiple platform support:
    Microsoft Windows and most UNIX-like systems with Mac OS X included are already supported
  2. Multilingual user interface:
    Currently English, traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese are already supported.
  3. User friendly and freely available
  4. Source code opened under GNU General Public License
  5. Tabbed browsing
  6. Built-in ANSI editor enabling easy colored text editing
  7. Automatic BBS login
  8. Automatic hyperlink detection opening browser window when links are clicked
  9. Correct processing of double-byte characters such as Chinese ones
  10. Automatic double-byte characters detection when typing
  11. Favorites menu bookmarking your favorite BBS sites
  12. Built-in list containing address of lots of BBS sites
  13. Toolbar icons are customizable