Ircle X
Ircle X 4.0a5
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Ircle is a Mac program that lets you use IRC (Internet Relay Chat). IRC enables you to talk, in real time, to other Internet users around the world. IRC is organized in channels on a specific topic. You can also talk privately with someone. On average there are about 20,000 users and 5,000 channels on IRC worldwide.
What's New
Version 4.0a5:

New in this version:

  • 90% new code, compared to ircle 3.1.2. Moving towards object oriented model and MVC architecture.
  • Supports UTF-8 all over. This means ircle can display foreign script systems, and you can type in any foreign script as well.
  • Much larger text buffer (uses MLTE from Apple now).
  • Removed (*a lot of*) heritage code for OS 9, OS X 10.0 through OS X 10.2.
  • New Preferences and window layouts.
  • Added search field in server list, and channel list, like the one in iTunes™
  • Log files are saved in UTF-8 format as well.
  • Runs a little faster.
  • Integrated DCC status in Connections window.
  • a lot more.
Known bugs and problems:
  • Does not read preferences files created by ircle 3.1.2. This will be fixed.
  • Some scripts may fail. We are welcoming your comments.
  • Faces window does not show anything. We are thinking about integrating the faces (avatars) in the Userlist.
  • Text scrolling on 10.3.9 and 10.4 not as expected. Working on that one.
  • DCC status does not show all necessary information. DCC does work though.
  • Video window needs work. Audio/Video streaming does work.
  • Does not contain any other translation than English. Will add new translations soon.
Version 4.0a5:

New in this version:

  • 90% new code, compared to ircle 3.1.2. Moving towards object oriented model and MVC architecture.
  • Supports UTF-8 all over. This means ircle can display foreign script systems, and you can type in any foreign script as well.
  • Much larger text buffer (uses MLTE from Apple now).
  • Removed (*a lot of*) heritage code for OS 9, OS X 10.0 more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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Ircle X User Discussion (Write a Review)
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+397
Derekcurrie commented on 20 Dec 2012
Abandonware?

At this point in time, the ircle.com website is throwing errors. You can't get there from here. This would suggest that Ircle is now abandonware.

But it's really good abandonware! You can still obtain it around the net if you search for it, just not at the ircle.com website, unless hopefully they fixed it.

I am successfully using Ircle version 3.5a6 on a MacBook Core 2 Duo 2 GHz on OS X 10.7.5. I can't kill it. Everything works. It's 'good old reliable'. I have v4.0a5, but went back to v3.5a6 for reliability.

My other IRC client is Colloquy, which works fine and is preferable for newbies.
[Version 4.0a5]


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+50
Bedouin commented on 28 Feb 2011
If you liked Ircle's interface and Mac-centric style Colloquy is your best bet. Just saying try it. I was using XChat for years until I just gave Colloquy and its interface a chance.
[Version 4.0a5]


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+2

+38
Sherlockbones commented on 27 Feb 2011
Why is 4.0a5 listed as new, on the dev's web site it's listed as being released in 2009
[Version 4.0a5]

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+1

+111
Naoh replied on 27 Feb 2011
I downloaded that version in 2009.

It doesn't appear to have been touched since.
I suspect it is showing up here due to a glitch on MacUpdate.

Ircle 4.0a5 definitely isn't new.
(It also has some bugs that make it almost unusable.)
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+12
Matreya commented on 29 Jun 2009
I gave up on ircle a LONG time ago.... registered Linkinus this morning.
[Version 3.5a6]

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+113
Knowhowe replied on 27 Feb 2011
I like Colloquy very much right now.
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+2

+451
Corpsecorps commented on 15 Jul 2008
Hmm.

2006 to 2008 to get from 3.5a1 to 3.5a6?

So can we can expect betas in 2009, and the final release by 2011?
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[Version 3.5a6]

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+1

+96
Younkint replied on 27 Feb 2011
2011 here... Evidently not.
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JoelSchmidt2 commented on 02 Mar 2006
I see the problem. it does indeed download a 3.5a1 DMG, but if you actually check the version of the ircle app, it says it is 3.5a2.
[Version 3.5a2]


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Lettuce commented on 02 Mar 2006
Would be even better if the download link actually downloaded a2, instead of a1.

Don't bother going to the homepage just yet, either. The link nfor a2 downloads… a1.
[Version 3.5a2]


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XboxDruggie commented on 01 Mar 2006
Yeah.. I paid for a license too back in the way back day... when the interface was akin to OS 9. Times have changed and unfortunately Ircle has adapted into the greatness of OS X and the wonders of fully carbon aqua goodness.

Onno what is up? Do you just not care about Ircle anymore?
[Version 3.5a2]


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+1

+1
ohsnap commented on 01 Mar 2006
Back in the day I actually bought a license. It's still good.
[Version 3.5a2]


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-5

Razz reviewed on 01 Mar 2006
Ircle remains the best IRC client for the Mac. This baby installs and runs every time for me.

Things I like: 1. It works reliably. 2. Access to IRC commands from the console. Most Mac IRC clients do not provide this or provide a very limited command capability. 3. Full DCC, Xserve, and CTCP capability 4. Video capability 5. Automated functions 6. Scripting 7. It's small footprint. Many IRC clients are bloated.

Things I don't like: Too many windows to clutter the screen. On the other hand, I have a big screen so it doesn't bother me as much as when I had a smaller screen. Other clients go too far the other way by putting too much in one window, using tabs, etc. Maybe an option to use tabs would be nice.
[Version 3.5a1]


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Onar Vikingstad had trouble on 28 Feb 2006
I tried the 3.5a1 but it just hangs when trying to start it on a MacBook Pro. It actually hangs the whole system, and it takes about 2 minutes before I can force quit it. If I remove the Ircle preferences it loads but then crashes right when it`s about to draw the windows.
[Version 3.5a1]



Davidtx23 rated on 30 Oct 2013

[Version 4.0a5]


Downloads:29,281
Version Downloads:1,333
Type:Internet : Chat
License:Shareware
Date:27 Feb 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Ircle is a Mac program that lets you use IRC (Internet Relay Chat). IRC enables you to talk, in real time, to other Internet users around the world. IRC is organized in channels on a specific topic. You can also talk privately with someone. On average there are about 20,000 users and 5,000 channels on IRC worldwide.


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