HexChat

HexChat

Web site: hexchat.github.io
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, UNIX-like, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C
First release: July 6, 2012
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HexChat – an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client based on XChat, but unlike XChat it’s completely free for both Windows and Unix-like systems. HexChat was originally called XChat-WDK which in turn was a successor of freakschat.

It allows you to securely join multiple networks and talk to users privately or in channels using a customizable interface.

Features:
– Easy to use and customizable interface
– Cross-platform on Windows, OS X, and Unix-like OSes
– Highly scriptable with Lua, Python, and Perl
– Translated in multiple languages
– Fully open source and actively developed
– Multi-network with auto-connect, join, and identify
– Spellcheck, Proxies, SASL, DCC support
– A graphical GTK+ GUI
– Plugin API
– Multiple authentication methods including SASL
– Customizable notifications.

The project developer is Patrick Griffis.

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