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  • License: GPL
  • Last update: 4 years ago
  • Total downloads: 14
  • Price: Free |
  • Operating system: Win Vista, Windows 7, Windows Vista64, Windows 7 x64, Windows 8
  • Publisher: berkeviktor (1 other programs)
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HexChat 2.9.5 screenshot

windows default iconHexChat Publisher's description

An IRC chat program.

HexChat is an IRC client based on XChat, but unlike XChat it’s completely free for both Windows and Unix-like systems. Since XChat is open source, it’s perfectly legal. For more info, please read the Shareware Background.

HexChat was originally called XChat-WDK which in turn was a successor of freakschat.


- Easy to use and customizable interface
- Cross-platform on Windows and Unix-like OSes
- Highly scriptable with 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 and more.

What's New in This Release:

· fix Checksum plugin with DCC download directory set
· fix false positives with Update Checker
· fix sound directory option on Unix
· fix loading custom icons
· fix tray icon not reappearing if the tray crashes
· fix restoring maximized windows from tray
· fix /QUERY -nofocus
· fix reconnecting to channels with keys
· fix compilation on FreeBSD
· fix showing the join dialog when autojoining channels
· fix Plugin-Tray menu not closing on Windows
· fix close dialog minimizing to tray before selection
· fix Python plugin compilation on Ubuntu 13.04
· fix Theme Manager crashing with read-only files
· fix channel tree indentation without server tab or with icons
· add auto-away support to Plugin-Tray
· add Plugin-Tray option to disable blinking
· add option to always show notices on current tab
· add support for notification filtering in GNOME 3.8
· add support for channel keys in URLs
· add option to color nicks in the user list the same way as in the chat area
· add ability to automatically switch to last activity on change-page hotkey
· add ability to save divider position between combined user list and channel tree
· add global real name option to Preferences
· add Safe Mode shortcut to the Start Menu group on Windows
· add helpful links to the setup wizard on Windows
· make the source tree compliant with Debian policies
· install SVG icon on Unix
· enable Plugin-Tray menu on Windows
· enable IPv6 by default on Unix
· show /WHOIS response on current tab by default
· redesign the Ban List window to show invites, bans, exemptions and quiets
· make user list icons slightly smaller
· close all utility windows with the Esc key
· improve URL and username detection in the chat area
· make /JOIN focus the existing channel if already joined
· change default DCC download directory to ~/Downloads on Unix
· allow Plugins and Scripts utility to be opened in a tab
· only beep when the HexChat window is not active
· use the certs subfolder of the config folder for loading custom certificates
· disable tray icon when using Unity
· remove Lua and Tcl
· remove HexTray in favor of built-in Plugin-Tray
· remove installer theming on Windows
· cease support for Perl 5.12 and 5.14 on Windows
· rebuild every dependency with Visual C++ on Windows
· stop using the WDK on Windows and depend on the Visual C++ Redistributable
· update GTK+ to 2.24 on Windows
· update default text events
· update translations
· update the network list

System Requirements:

No special requirements.
Program Release Status: New Release
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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