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XChat is a GTK+ based IRC client for the X11 windowing system (X-Windows). This software requires a full X11 windowing environment, such as XDarwin, in order to operate.

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Mac OS X 10.2 or later, X11 Windowing Environment (XDarwin), GLIB/GTK+ libraries.

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It sure sounds amazing but it requires the X11 window manager to install. Personally, I am not going to install a whole other window manager just for an IRC client.

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Version 1.8.10
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It requires X11 because it's a port of the Linux IRC client of the same name, which uses X11. There is a project working on porting XChat to native OSX code:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/xchataqua/http://sourceforge.net/projects/xchataqua/

But I don't know how reliable that client is.

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That client is slow but has some nice GUI tidbits. I don't know why its a big deal to go to Apple's web site and download X11 for free and install it... its not like you don't get to use the finder anymore, it just a second interface for 'nix apps that you may come accross. Its fairly common now with GIMP and BRL-CAD you can get your money's worth

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i have have been on a search for a good IRC program for a long time now, and XChat is truly the greatest one that i have came across. Its easy to instal, use and set up. There is not one thing that I do not like about this program. I used to use ircle. I had to deal with so many problems with that program. XChat is like euphoria. And it handles all sorts of crazy colors that irc servers use very well.

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Version 1.8.10
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Thanks for putting together these packages!
I love the client xchat from my linux days and got an fserve for it as a perl script, the client works fairly well except for the "recoil" from lag that makes it hard to talk sometimes.

Anyway i would love to see the program be able to fully access perl scripts as with linux, and also i cant get it to set jpg's as backgrounds, its stuck with black, keeps asking for root access? irc in root is suicide =P
Its still better than being forced to pay for irc and not have a decent fserve script included *coughs at ircle*

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Version 1.8.10
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Anonymous
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Amazing IRC client. The best one and free.

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Version 1.8.10
Butch
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Have you attempted to use Obsidian fserve, or any other Plugins/scripts for Xchat. I've been trying to set up a basic fserver with the fserve plugin Obsidian, but there doesn't to be anywhere from the GUI to actually load and unload files and in the case of this fserve software set up a trigger. Any help wold greatly appreciated.

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Downloads 9,811
Version Downloads 4,158
Type Internet / Chat
License Free
Date 04 Nov 2002
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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