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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


Download version 2.8.8 (stable)
released on 29 May 2010


Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey11 December 2000

Leaders and contributors

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

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI

Software prerequisites

Required to buildGTK+
Weak prerequisiteGNOME
Weak prerequisitePerl
Weak prerequisitepython

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 3 January 2017.


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