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An IRC Client

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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
  • Some commands for doing IRC Things
  • Last message recall
  • Compacted server messages


Currently planned features include:

  • CTCP
  • Logging

Known Issues

These are problems that have been currently identified:

  • Large buffers make the application unresponsive
  • CTCP ACTION messages sent from the client also highlight the client.

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)


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.


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


The hostname of the server to connect to, e.g.


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


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)


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


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 6697 jeans tls hunter2

none freenode 6666 g4vr0che

pass My-Private-Network 12345 secret_username tls hunter3

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