Alternative IRC client if/when ChatZilla is killed off
torhu

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ChatZilla has been my favorite client for more than ten years, but its future seems uncertain now that Firefox is moving to WebExtensions only. I like ChatZilla's compromise between simplicity and features.

mIRC used to be the "standard" client on Windows, but I have never been fond of it. Too much stuff.

I tried KVIrc, which crashed twice during the first ten minutes or so. Then Quassel, which couldn't connect to Freenode. Not sure what's going on there.

HexChat is ok, but it tends to forget scrolling the view down when there's a new message. Annoying. And it doesn't have ChatZilla's nice multiline input mode (Ctrl+Up), but I guess I can copy and paste from an editor as a workaround.

There are some nice web based clients, but I feel they are a step down in general.

Edgar Reynaldo

Use SeaMonkey - it will probably keep ChatZilla indefinitely.

torhu

Yeah, but it seems a bit overkill to run SeaMonkey just for IRC...

Oscar Giner

I've been using AdiIRC. From all the IRC clients I've tried this one is the less crappy of them all. Yes, less crappy, sad but that's the best think I've found. It still has several annoyances. The UI is kind of a mess.

torhu

Looks interesting, maybe I will check it out. It's .NET, though. Using HexChat currently.

Specter Phoenix

Yeah, I have been using AdiIRC too. Granted I don't get on much.

Neil Roy

Man, I haven't used IRC in like... 15 years or so! Amazed people still use it. Had some good times back then.

Specter Phoenix

I annoyed everyone so I stopped using it.

Arthur Kalliokoski

I annoyed everyone so I stopped using it.

Whenever I log in, nobody is saying anything, so I do a "BREAKER 19!" and everybody chimes in for a couple minutes, but then I get the impression they want to go back to what they were doing.

bamccaig

I annoyed everyone so I stopped using it.

We thank you for that. :-*

Whenever I log in, nobody is saying anything, so I do a "BREAKER 19!" and everybody chimes in for a couple minutes, but then I get the impression they want to go back to what they were doing.

That's high praise for IRC.

Specter Phoenix
bamccaig said:

We thank you for that.

I was referring to Moosader's channel. Allegro had got to the point where it was always dead when I joined. Then you have channels like python and C++ that have so many users you can't figure out who they are talking to majority of the time. I should thank IRC for making me more dependent on Google and forums for finding solutions.

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