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X-Chat is an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client for X11 (X Window System) and UNIX. It requires GTK+ and optionally GNOME and Perl.
18-Sep-1999Released X-Chat 1.2.1. This is just a small maintenance release, and actually isn't as advanced as 1.3.x, but it is a stable release. If you are using 1.2.0, it's worth the upgrade. The ChangeLog is available. Source code and RPMs are available on the download page.
31-Aug-1999Finally X-Chat 1.2.0 is done! Here is a summary of the new additions since 1.0. See the ChangeLog for the complete list.
- Many translations
- Separate window for server (optional)
- URLs, channels and email addresses are right clickable
- New shell tab feature
- New tree format server list
- New tree format settings gui
- Outbound data is throttled to avoid excess flood
- Key bindings are editable
- Palette editor
- Improved Notify feature
- A few new Perl functions
xchat-1.2.0.tar.gz 340K (Use the source Luke!)
xchat-1.2.0-1.src.rpm 343K (Source RPM)
xchat-1.2.0-1.i386.rpm 442K (for RedHat 6.0, includes Perl)
15-Aug-1999X-Chat 1.1.8 has been released. I hope to make this the last one in the development series before 1.2 stable. There are many good features in 1.1 that are usefull and usable, so there's no point in holding it off any longer. Please give this release a good test and report any bugs. If you encounter a crash, the best way to report it is to give me the output of gdb (How do I run X-Chat through gdb?).
The default server/channel in X-Chat no longer works. Please change it to irc.chatjunkies.org. Notice the ORG, not NET. The channel is still #linux, anyone is welcome. Alternatively, you can login via us.xchat.org.
11-Jul-1999X-Chat mailing lists are open for business:
NOTES for people on the mailing lists:
To subscribe to the mailing lists send a message, with no subject, to email@example.com with a body of:
Where listname is either xchat-discuss or xchat-announce. xchat-discuss is a general mailing list, but xchat-announce is moderated. Do not try to post to xchat-annouce.
06-Jul-1999Time to shame a few people! The following people have emailed me with an incorrect from/replyto address. Get back to me if you want your questions answered..
03-Jul-1999The development series 1.1.x has kicked off. You can find it in the BETA Versions section (link on the left).
xchat.org is registered! You can now use http://xchat.org to get here. Thanks to the guys at linux.com for registering it, and linuxpower.org for hosting it.
29-Jun-1999Released X-Chat 1.0.0. The ChangeLog is available here. Only a few minor changes from 0.9.10. X-Chat will now branch off to a development 1.1.x series, some real nice features are planned.
xchat-1.0.0.tar.gz 260K (Use the source Luke!)
xchat-1.0.0-1.i686.rpm 110K (for Pentium II+)