Konversation – IRC client for KDE

Konversation is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client for the KDE (K Desktop Environment). It’s built on Qt and KDE Frameworks 5.

It offers all the features needed by a beginner as well as catering for an advanced IRC user’s requirements. It is a simple and easy-to-use software with support for SSL connections, strikeout, multi-channel joins, away/unaway messages, ignore list functionality, full Unicode support, the ability to auto-connect to a server, optional timestamps in chat windows, configurable background colors, and much more.

Konversation is designed to be a very user friendly client.

Features include:

  • Standard IRC features.
  • SSL server support.
  • Bookmarking support.
  • Easy to use graphical user interface with customizable quick buttons for frequently used commands.
  • Automatic reconnect and rejoin.
  • Visual and auditory notifications for a wide variety of events.
  • Multiple servers and channels in one single window.
  • DCC file transfer (send and receive).
  • Multiple identities for different servers.
  • Nickname completion.
  • Nickname ignore list.
  • Capture and save all URLs appearing in messages.
  • Text decorations and colors.
  • On-screen display for notifications.
  • Automatic UTF-8 detection.
  • Per channel encoding support.
  • Theme support for nick icons.
  • Capture and save all URLs appearing in messages.
  • Highly configurable.
  • Scripting.
  • Support for KDE Web Shortcuts.
  • Integration with KAddressBook, Kontact and the rest of KDE.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, PC-BSD, and Windows.

Support: The Konversation Handbook, Wiki
Developer: Dario Abatianni, Peter Simonsson, Eike Hein, Shintaro Matsuoka, Eli MacKenzie, Ismail Dönmez, John Tapsell, and many other contributors
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


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