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XChat

XChat

XChat is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) chat program. It allows you to join multiple IRC channels (chat rooms) at the same time, talk publicly, private one-on-one conversations etc. It can also be used to transfer files with other users.

It has a choice of a tabbed or tree interface, support for multiple servers, and a high level of configurability. Both command line and graphical versions are available, although use of the graphical version far outweighs use of the command line version.

 XChat 2.8.9

Price
Free to download

Size
1.4MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
Peter Zelezny

Website
www.xchat.org

System Requirements
GTK 2.0 or 2.2
Optional -- Perl, Python, TCL and OpenSSL

Support:
XChat Forum, X-Chat Ruby plugin, X-Chat Aqua

Selected Reviews:
Softpedia

Features include:
  • CTCP - Client-To-Client Protocol is a special type of communication between Internet Relay Chat (IRC) clients
  • DCC file transfers
  • Plugin system for various languages (including C, C++, Perl, Python, Tcl and Ruby)
  • Translations for a number of languages

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