|Platform:||Windows, Linux, Unix|
miau was written on GNU/Linux (i386), but it should compile on most UNIX-platforms.
The biggest difference of miau and HTTP-proxy (forgetting the fact they talk all different protocols) is that when IRC-client disconnects from bouncer, the connection to the server isn't necessarily lost. This way your nick can stay online and cannot be taken by the others. In case bouncer loses the nick because of netsplit or other disruption, it can try to get it back automatically.