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HexChat

Programming language: C
Platform: Linux, Windows
Status: Active
License: GNU General Public License v2
Latest release: 2.12.4[1]
Homepage: http://hexchat.github.io

HexChat is a fork of XChat which is free for Linux and Windows.[2] It was originally named XChat-WDK and was created as an alternative to the Shareware version of XChat for Windows,[3] but changed its name because it went far beyond being a simple Windows only version of XChat and efforts to merge into XChat officially hit a dead-end.[4]

Differences from XChat

By comparison with the Original XChat and the Unofficial XChat Windows Build, HexChat added several very needed features to XChat while simplifying the initial interface for beginners.[5] HexChat also boasts a large number of guides including Installation,[6] Quick Start,[7] Tips and Tricks[8] and even Developer Guides.[9] It also provides several commonly needed addons[10] making it the ideal replacement for XChat.

Also See

References

  1. http://hexchat.github.io/downloads.html
  2. http://hexchat.org/index.html
  3. http://hexchat.github.io/shareware.html
  4. https://www.facebook.com/HexChat/posts/386623631396756
  5. https://hexchat.readthedocs.org/en/latest/faq.html
  6. http://hexchat.github.io/home/installation
  7. http://hexchat.readthedocs.org/en/latest/getting_started.html
  8. http://hexchat.readthedocs.org/en/latest/tips.html
  9. http://hexchat.readthedocs.org/en/latest/developers.html
  10. https://github.com/hexchat/hexchat-addons