Projects / X-Chat


X-Chat is a fully-featured graphical IRC client using the GTK toolkit. Optionally it can be compiled to use GNOME and Perl scripting.


Recent releases

  •  01 Jun 2010 16:00

    Release Notes: The /set command was enhanced, and a crash was fixed. The behavior of the search window was improved. Scrollback performance was improved. Content in the nick menu can now be copied to the clipboard. New icons were added to the notification area (system tray) for various events. The Perl interface was enhanced. New networks were added. Many minor bugs were fixed.

    •  03 Sep 2008 14:30

      Release Notes: Commands can now be sent to running sessions. A private SSL key/certificate can now be loaded. A list of startup commands can now be loaded on launch. Many bugs were fixed.

      •  20 Jun 2007 18:11

        Release Notes: Many bugfixes, feature enhancements, and updates.

        •  15 Nov 2005 01:07

          Release Notes: This version has the much requested tree layout (optional), an optional 'eye candy' text theme, and many other little improvements.

          •  20 Dec 2004 01:28

            Release Notes: Some features were added (or restored) to the Serverlist window. Support was added for NickServ on DalNet and FreeNode. There are other small enhancements and bugfixes.

            Recent comments

            13 Jun 2005 23:20 shockzor

            XChat 80x15 button
            I made a 80x15 button for XChat.
            Button (

            04 Jan 2000 11:58 shaman

            1.3.10 still fails
            Undefined Symbol

            First referenced in file

            28 Dec 1999 13:35 julianm

            Slow new text widget
            The new text widget is a good idea, and I like it - except that it's so slow. Specifically it needs to redraw a lot faster, as fast as the normal GTK widget, if it's not to be a real annoyance.

            08 Dec 1999 10:53 shaman

            Fails to compile on Solaris
            This version (1.3.8) fails to compile on solaris with a setenv.o error.

            27 Aug 1999 01:35 josemazzone

            Version 1.1.9 is already out
            Try here:


            Indeed i think this IRC client is great.
            Keep up the good work! :)


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