X-Chat Aqua is a very nice IRC client for Mac OS X, but the latest version for download on their website is way out of date and a few years old.
A while ago libc volunteered to import the old CVS into a new SVN repository and started development on it again. So the version in SVN is now based on xchat 2.8.x, but there are still no binaries available.
Therefore I just put together my own build and I am also offering it as a download for everyone. The application bundle contains an Universal binary for both PowerPC and x86, while I was only able to test them on Leopard.
Additionally, I also replaced the default X-Chat icon with a modern one provided by Ryan Fernandez.
Download X-Chat Aqua: xchataqua-2009-01-21.tar.gz
Colloquy is an even nicer IRC client for Mac OS X and for iPhone OS ! 😛
Is it possible to install scripts to autoload that way?
Yes, just drop the scripts into ~/Library/Application Support/X-Chat Aqua/.
Much obliged for the updated version
you should post it as an official updated release on SF
Can’t wait to try this – you should see if x-chat.org will post this build or something!
wow thank you very very very much even the smallest update for this application is long time over due.
xchat still is the best irc client
good work. next time please fix the version in about box and also if you can please make it not close when pressing a red button. just minimizing. that would be greatest mac irc client in the world if you do this 🙂
I just use Mac for 2 months.
i usually used MiRC in windows and edit the remote script as much as i want, especially to block and ignore spammer automatically. So i can chat free of spammer.
with mac i’ve tried several irc programs, but xchat aqua is the simplest and very user friendly for switcher like me.
however i still dont know how to edit or how to load script to xchat to suit my need.
can you please help me?
You would have to write your script in one of the supported scripting languages.
Then you would put that script into ~/Library/Application Support/X-Chat Aqua/ to get it loaded automatically at startup. You can also use the /load and /unload commands to test your script. There is also a GUI in the menu under Window > Plugin and Scripts.
How come the version you’re offering is the 0.12.0 when 0.16.0 is the latest in official website?
It is not 0.12.0. I just was not aware that the version number needs to be changed. I build this from source as found in the SVN which is incorrectly labeled as 0.12.0, that’s why. Actually this should not follow the release numbers as it is an unofficial build. So let this be the 2009-01-21 build done by me.
If there is the need to make another release, I will consider changing the version field for the about box, too.
Okay, got it. Anyway, do you know what are the changes between the latest official release and this one?
Thank you very much for the much needed update to XChat!
My version, built from SVN is 0.17.0. Also, the 2009-01-21 build contains an executable from november of 2008.
please, if you can.. make it to minimize when closing window.. not closing 🙂 this would be great feature
i really dont understand about the script in the x-chat. If i can find one, maybe i can learn from it. Or maybe you can teach me 🙂
Example: i want to close any dialog window and ignore the nick automatically if someone says “fuck” in the private message
in mirc, i just edit script.ini with these following text:
on *:TEXT:*fuck*:?:/ignore $nick -60 | .close $nick
how to make this command in X-chat? thx man
I do not write many scripts for X-Chat, so I think you would be better off with the official docs.
Just posting to say thanks for this update! Keep up the good work 🙂
Thanks for the X-Chat build!
Big thnx für these xchat for Mac :-]
Thanks for the update, much appreciated.
For anyone who might find the scrollback/logging feature that’s on by default a pain, the way to turn it off is to either type “/set text_replay off” in a window, or edit ~/Library/Application Support/X-Chat Aqua/xchat.conf to have the line “text_replay = 0” in it.
I’ve found a bug 🙁 if you double click a channel or dialog in the side tabs window the text focus disappears until you change views back and fourth with command and 1 then 2 for example
Please report bugs to the sourceforge.net project (forum or tracker) and not to me. I am only offering this build, but I do not work on it.
another (more recent build) is available. this has been built by Steven Noonan (tycho) and can be downloaded at http://www.uplinklabs.net/~tycho/projects/xchat-aqua/ or http://verloren-im.net/dl/X-Chat_Aqua_0.17.0-rc1.zip
it’s including a localized interface (german looks good so far) and some more fixes/features.
Any way you can fix the “scroll-tab complete” feature? It’s broken in OS X 10.6.
X-Chat Aqua has a new maintainer, please send requests directly to him.
In this Mac OS X build, I found one bug: seems you cannot revert the away. Normally when you type /away [reason] you are away, and then type simply /away, this should be removed but in this one away is not removed
As a workaround, type /back instead. I don’t know if this probably changed between xchat versions…
I installed 0.17. and both 0.16 and 0.17 will freeze sometimes. it will still function but the window will freeze and i can’t see myself type or what others are typing. this happens due to netsplits most of the time when there’s too much going on too fast for the client. i guess too much data at the same time will make it go crazy.
Im using snowleopard by the way. can ANYONE tell me how to fix this or can anyone fix this bug? it’d be a waste of a client with this issue.
oh if anyone has some info or help, please email me at email@example.com . thank you.
You could try building your own X-Chat Aqua from ToePeu’s github branch, I recently submitted a patch which could have addressed this problem. But there is no new binary available yet.
Could anyone just tell me why I always got a crash on my osx 10.5.8
I even compile the xchat aqua code from svn ,it still crashed on opening
why why why?
Can someone explain to me why I can’t figure out how to ignore people in X-Chat Aqua?
I mean, it seems incredibly convoluted.