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Alternative IRC client if/when ChatZilla is killed off
torhu
Member #2,727
September 2002
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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
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May 2007
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torhu
Member #2,727
September 2002
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Yeah, but it seems a bit overkill to run SeaMonkey just for IRC...

Oscar Giner
Member #2,207
April 2002
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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
Member #2,727
September 2002
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Looks interesting, maybe I will check it out. It's .NET, though. Using HexChat currently.

Specter Phoenix
Member #1,425
July 2001
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Yeah, I have been using AdiIRC too. Granted I don't get on much.

"Can't a man even talk to himself without being interrupted?" -Krull(1983)
"Through vengence I was born. Through war I was trained. Through love I was found. Through death I was released. Through release I was given a purpose." -- Specter Phoenix
"Programming == AWESOME the rest is just tools to accomplish it."
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Neil Roy
Member #2,229
April 2002
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Man, I haven't used IRC in like... 15 years or so! Amazed people still use it. Had some good times back then.

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Specter Phoenix
Member #1,425
July 2001
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I annoyed everyone so I stopped using it.

"Can't a man even talk to himself without being interrupted?" -Krull(1983)
"Through vengence I was born. Through war I was trained. Through love I was found. Through death I was released. Through release I was given a purpose." -- Specter Phoenix
"Programming == AWESOME the rest is just tools to accomplish it."
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Arthur Kalliokoski
Second in Command
February 2005
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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.

“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as "bad luck.”

― Robert A. Heinlein

bamccaig
Member #7,536
July 2006
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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
Member #1,425
July 2001
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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.

"Can't a man even talk to himself without being interrupted?" -Krull(1983)
"Through vengence I was born. Through war I was trained. Through love I was found. Through death I was released. Through release I was given a purpose." -- Specter Phoenix
"Programming == AWESOME the rest is just tools to accomplish it."
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