Communi – simple Qt-based IRC client

Communi is an IRC client for desktop environments based on Qt and the Communi IRC framework. IRC (Internet Relay Chat protocol) is a simple text-based communication protocol.

Communi uses ICU for automatic message encoding detection.

Development has slowed to a somewhat glacial pace. The software is released under an open source license.

Features include:

  • Split side-by-side.
  • Full screen mode.
  • Filter the backlog with keywords.
  • Themes – Cute, Dark, Material, and Tomorrow.
  • Flood protection.
  • Keyboard shortcuts.
  • Zoom in and out.
  • Logging functionality with a configurable location for the log files.

Currently,  Communi stores all settings (including passwords) without any security.

Developer: J-P Nurmi, Sjors Gielen, SmokeX , V Jousse, Arto Karppinen, Robby, Henrik Hartz, Jens Bache-Wiig, Mark Johnson, Robin Burchell, Stephan Beyerle, Yuri Stürmer, Luca Venuti
License: BSD 3-Clause “New” or “Revised” License


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