I wrote GICQ around 1997, to address a lack of Linux-based ICQ clients. It was very minimalistic, but for a time it worked very well. I learned a lot writing it, but it's been unmaintained for over ten years, and will almost certainly not compile or work under any modern Linux system.
If you're a cyberarcheologist, it may still have a web page up at http://gicq.sourceforge.net/.
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