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An IRC Client

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ad1459

IRC Client

AD1459 is an IRC client written in Python and GTK3. It aims to be a modern IRC client with features that make sense for IRC today. It has an interface which has been loosely inspired by Hexchat and mIRC.

AD1459 IRC Client

AD1459 is currently in ALPHA, and should not be considered ready for everyday use. That being said, it is a relatively capable client for basic functionality even in its currently incomplete state.

Current Abilities

  • Multiple-network support
  • Chatting over IRC.
  • Joining/Parting channels
  • Changing nick
  • Tab-completion
  • Save and recall servers
  • Secure password storage within system keyring
  • Notifications
  • User list
  • Topic

TODOS

Currently planned features include:

  • Commands
    • Currently only the /me command is supported
  • CTCP
  • UI Improvements
  • Last message recall
  • Logging
  • Compacted server messages

Known Issues

These are problems that have been currently identified:

  • Rooms on every network must have unique names
  • No server messages for Op-actions (kick, ban, modes)
  • Can't set an initial nick which is different from username
  • Large buffers make the application unresponsive

Connecting to IRC

To connect to a server/network, click on the server button (in the top left) and enter the server details in the text entries. You can alternatively enter a server as a single line of text, for which the format is:

none|sasl|pass name host port username (tls) (password)

none|sasl|pass

This specifies the connection type. If you need to authenticate to the server with a server password, then use pass. If the network supports using SASL, use SASL.

name

This is the name for the network in the list. (e.g. freenode, Esper)

host

The hostname of the server to connect to, e.g. chat.freenode.net

port

The port to connect with, e.g. 7070. Default is 6697.

username

The username/ident for your connection to the server. This will also be your initial nickname (Separate nickname support is planned for a future release)

tls

If present, AD1459 will use TLS to connect to the server. Otherwise, a plaintext connection will be used.

password

The password to use to authenticate with the server. This option is required if the authentication method specified was sasl or pass. It should be omitted otherwise.

Example connection lines

sasl Esper irc.esper.net 6697 jeans tls hunter2

none freenode chat.freenode.net 6666 g4vr0che

pass My-Private-Network my.private-network.com 12345 secret_username tls hunter3

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