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Ryver for the terminal

Project description

asciiRyver is a Ryver chat client designed to be able to run in the terminal. This was built on the Asciimatics framework. This is not designed to be professional software, and it is still in the early phases of development. At present, there may be lots of bugs encountered, but the basic chat functionality is working, including: forums, workgroups, direct messaging, topics, and topic creation.



Python 3+



Linux: sudo pip3 install asciiRyver

Windows: pip3 install asciiRyver



  • ctrl-l = Login Menu
  • ctrl-t = Topic Menu
  • ctrl-c = Exit Application

once installed, you can start the chat with the command: asciiRyver

Forums and Workgroups will appear in the left column once logged in. You can select these rooms to switch to them.

Users for the current chat you are in will appear on the right column. Users are also selectable to being Direct Messaging.

Known Issues

Header isn’t updating with the current chat.

If you create a new topic, you may not see responses in that topic until you refresh and rejoin the topic.


I will gladly take pull requests to help iron out issues! It has been a fun project to work on.


  • Chat history when selecting topic - (Finished)
  • Presence change for users? - (Finished)
  • Order users list by presence - (Finished)
  • figure out what triggers multiple post of same message when receiving
  • color scheme? (Finished)

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