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Old 01-03-2018, 01:25 PM   #1
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IRC Client of the Year

What is your preferred IRC client?

Old 01-04-2018, 07:55 AM   #2
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ERC, but WeeChat comes second. I learned to prefer it to irssi over the past few years.
Old 01-04-2018, 12:23 PM   #3
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I'm still searching for a lightweight IRC client that works for a variety of circumstances. Couldn't get any of the IRC clients to access search channels from a mobile laptop. Some options that weren't mentioned that I thought were interesting were flirc and flchat.
Old 01-04-2018, 05:13 PM   #4
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:49 PM   #5
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HexChat which is the logical continuation of Xchat.
Old 01-05-2018, 09:50 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by cowlitzron View Post
HexChat which is the logical continuation of Xchat.
But with active development and a **LOT** friendlier set of developers. Easy to interact with.
HexChat is also real OS and it is FREE (other that XChat) for Windows. I just had a unsatisfied Windows/Pidgeon user install HexChat, and everything worked right from the start, and all his complaints disappeared.
I'm a bit sad they switched to meson/ninja as build system, as that causes the build system to be very different from other OS projects. Oké, it is fast, but needs a lot of (new) dependencies.
Old 01-05-2018, 07:59 PM   #7
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It's not listed, but I prefer Thunderbird because it's an email client which also handles calendars, contacts, RSS feeds, and IRC. It's like five applications in one!
Old 01-08-2018, 05:21 PM   #8
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Dumped IRC for Discord, as have most people I know including Jupiter Broadcasting.


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