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X-Chat Aqua

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Open source; $0

Current Version: 0.16.0 (October 28, 2006)

From the X-Chat Aqua home page: "X-Chat Aqua is a Mac OS X IRC client. If you are familiar with XChat for UNIX/GTK+/X Windows, then you will be at home with X-Chat Aqua. X-Chat Aqua uses the IRC engine from XChat and has been designed to look and feel like XChat." The author expects to add additional Mac-only features in the future.

Version 0.16.0 adds/changes the following:

  • Smarter algorithm for selecting a tab after closing the front tab.
  • Implemented /lastlog command (CL)
  • Universal binary
  • New server list
  • Pref for /part all channels on sleep
  • Prefs for keys that switch tabs
  • irc:// protocol support fixed
  • Auto away
  • mIRC color protocol bug
  • UTF8 tab completion fix
  • nick completion sort pref (A-Z, last spoke)
  • mIRC reverse color protocol fix

Note: As of March 22, 2008, the author is actively seeking Cocoa developers to take over this project.

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