Polari – IRC client for GNOME desktop environment

Polari is an open source IRC client for the GNOME desktop environment. It enables users to chat with people around world through large chatrooms or via private messaging.

The application lets users to easily join IRC channels, talk in chat rooms, save and access history, identify mentions, access last used rooms, transfer files, and much more.

Polari has a very easy to use interface. It is designed to be really easy to use. Spend less time on configuration and more time chatting with people who matter.

Features include:

  • Easy connection to IRC servers & rooms.
  • Remembers last used rooms.
  • Clearly see mentions & notifications.
  • Supports native GNOME 3 notifications.
  • Integration with Contacts, the GNOME contacts app.
  • Integration with the PasteBin and Bugzilla services.
  • Autocompletion for nicknames and IRC commands.
  • History & transcript features.
  • Link previews.
  • File transfers.
  • Supports IRC networks protected by password.
  • Supports over 20 private chats and rooms.
  • Telepathy Client and relies on Telepathy Logger to store IRC logs.
  • Flatpak available.

Website: wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Polari
Support: User Manual, GitHub, GNOME’s Gitlab
Developer: Florian Muellner and many contributors
License: GNU GPL v2

Polari

Polari is written in JavaScript and C. Learn JavaScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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