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Graphical IRC client

X-Chat is a fully-featured graphical IRC client using the GTK toolkit. Optionally it can be compiled to use GNOME and Perl scripting.


User guide available in English from http://www.xchat.org/docs/xchat.html; documentation available in French from http://darktigrou.free.fr/; user scripting guide from http://www.xchat.org/xchatdox2.html

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Janet Casey

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11 December 2000

Leaders and contributors

Adam Langley Maintainer
Scott James Remnant Contributor
Peter Zelezny Maintainer
Dagmar d'Surreal Contributor
David Herdeamn Contributor
Erik Scrafford Contributor
Matthias Urlichs Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref) (R)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/xchat

Software prerequisites

Required to buildGTK+
Weak prerequisiteGNOME
Weak prerequisitePerl
Weak prerequisitepython

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 13 February 2018.

Version comment

2.8.8 stable released 2010-05-29


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