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#1 2016-12-05 17:42:32

catprints
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your irc client

Actually, I,m looking for suggestions (from experienced people) as to a choice for a reasonably simple and secure irc client.
Searching the web shows a lot of choices. Thanks in advance.


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#2 2016-12-05 18:10:49

xunilog
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Re: your irc client

You're sticking with IRC? Not interested in tox?
Both the qtox and utox clients are multiplatform https://tox.chat/clients.html

I'm intrigued by tox, have tested both the client apps I mentioned above, but I'm not actively using 'em (nor IRC).

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#3 2016-12-05 19:32:48

mlsmith
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Re: your irc client

I've been using Hexchat for quite a while. Works good for my needs.

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#4 2016-12-06 12:20:41

chillfan
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Re: your irc client

irssi is very good if you like terminal clients

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#5 2016-12-06 13:40:33

catprints
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Re: your irc client

Thanks people,
xunilog: tox looks more like a private? communications client to me.
Think I'll go with hexchat for a start, irssi, I'll look at too. Appreciate the feedback.


edit: irssi-the clean appearance and lack of distractions ,I find, are appealing to me.

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#6 2017-05-25 22:41:56

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Re: your irc client

Weechat is the best... Whowww.

  • * Cli

  • * Pluguins

  • * Scriptable

Coolll...

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#7 2017-05-26 18:27:13

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Re: your irc client

Hexchat here, works great, easy interface.


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#8 2017-05-28 17:05:27

malinas
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Re: your irc client

For a CLI, I'd definitely recommend weechat for the reasons given by pekman, plus sensible defaults (e.g. creates a separate window for each server).

For a GUI, if you only have one computer, Hexchat is definitely the way to go.

If you have several computers on your local network, however, Quassel is worth a try. You can install quassel-core on one machine (for instance a raspberry pi) and use quassel-client from any other machine to access your session. I find it a very interesting alternative to running Hexchat in VNC (or a similar way of keeping a GUI in a remote session).

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#9 2019-11-18 01:02:54

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Re: your irc client

xunilog wrote:

You're sticking with IRC? Not interested in tox?
Both the qtox and utox clients are multiplatform https://tox.chat/clients.html

I'm intrigued by tox, have tested both the client apps I mentioned above, but I'm not actively using 'em (nor IRC).

Are either of these available through the available packages? I have looked for "qtox" but it is not found in Synaptic. Just using the "tox" keyword does not bring back any names I recognize.

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#10 2019-11-18 12:09:19

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Re: your irc client

seeker wrote:
xunilog wrote:

You're sticking with IRC? Not interested in tox?
Both the qtox and utox clients are multiplatform https://tox.chat/clients.html

I'm intrigued by tox, have tested both the client apps I mentioned above, but I'm not actively using 'em (nor IRC).

Are either of these available through the available packages? I have looked for "qtox" but it is not found in Synaptic. Just using the "tox" keyword does not bring back any names I recognize.

Tox is dead. I wouldn't recommend to waste time on it. It's insecure and half-working solution. Tox also can't replace IRC.

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#11 2019-11-18 20:27:31

seeker
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Re: your irc client

ToxicExMachina wrote:
seeker wrote:
xunilog wrote:

You're sticking with IRC? Not interested in tox?
Both the qtox and utox clients are multiplatform https://tox.chat/clients.html

I'm intrigued by tox, have tested both the client apps I mentioned above, but I'm not actively using 'em (nor IRC).

Are either of these available through the available packages? I have looked for "qtox" but it is not found in Synaptic. Just using the "tox" keyword does not bring back any names I recognize.

Tox is dead. I wouldn't recommend to waste time on it. It's insecure and half-working solution. Tox also can't replace IRC.

What does everyone recommend as a replacement?

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#12 2019-11-18 20:44:42

sgage
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Re: your irc client

Hexchat is good - relatively full-featured, but easy to use right away.

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#13 2019-11-19 08:07:33

ToxicExMachina
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Re: your irc client

seeker wrote:
ToxicExMachina wrote:
seeker wrote:

Are either of these available through the available packages? I have looked for "qtox" but it is not found in Synaptic. Just using the "tox" keyword does not bring back any names I recognize.

Tox is dead. I wouldn't recommend to waste time on it. It's insecure and half-working solution. Tox also can't replace IRC.

What does everyone recommend as a replacement?

There is no need to replace Tox. It was defective project from the beginning of development.

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