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Weechat is a modern IRC client, based on a powerful text-driven interface. It is designed with extensibility in mind, featuring a wide array of options, plugins (like spellchecking) and several scripting languages. It allows for multiple connections to different servers. Weechat has UTF-8 support and may use multiple character sets for encoding and decoding messages.


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Download External-link-icon.png version 0.4.0 (stable)
released on 20 January 2013

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GPLv3orlaterenyst16 March 2013

Leaders and contributors

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Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite Python
Required to build Ncurses
Weak prerequisite Ruby
Weak prerequisite Aspell
Weak prerequisite GnuTLS
Weak prerequisite Lua
Weak prerequisite Perl

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 16 March 2013.


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