[plug] mIRC style irc clients for X

hellraiser4 hr4 at aceonline.com.au
Sat Jul 18 18:11:41 WST 1998

Christian wrote:

> On Thu, 16 Jul 1998, Peter Caffin wrote:
> > hellraiser4 wrote:
> > >
> > >Christian Payne wrote:
> > >
> > >>There are *MUCH* better IRC clients for X than circus!
> >
> > I believe ya! cIRCus is *very* clunky. Still, it's still beta software
> > (yet to get to release 1.0). It will probably end up being the most
> > mIRC-like one out.. eventually.
> I've dropped by the circus web page a couple of times since I first
> downloaded it (9 months ago?) and it doesn't seem to have changed at all
> since then!  Something tells me circus is going nowhere fast.
> > After messing around with CLI-only Linux for ages, X Window System has
> > been a blessing. It's accelerated my learning of Linux no end. Even with
> > that though, all sorts of stuff that I want to get into later is sort of
> > on the back-burner right now. Good X IRC clients, a prettier window
> > manager (I'm looking forward to Enlightenment, I must say; those
> > screenshots look great!), that sort of thing :).
> IMHO, Afterstep is a pretty good window manager and KDE is a very good
> windowing *environment*.  If you want an integrated, easy to use
> environment then give KDE a look...
> > >>ksirc is based on sirc (the Perl-based one) which means it extremely
> > >>powerful scripting capabilities but it's also very easy to use and
> > >>configure and is highly graphical.
> >
> > Sounds interesting. Is it one of the new apps created with the Perl
> > compiler they were nattering on about at one stage on
> > comp.lang.perl.misc?
> No, it's written in C++ afaik - it's a wrapper of some sort on top of the
> sirc client.
> > Probably the sort of IRC client I'm eventually after then :). At the
> > moment, I've been persevering with ircII in an xterm.
> Don't persevere!  Try ksirc. :)

  ugh.. what is wrong with BitchX/ircII/EPIC? they have all you need.
GUI irc clients suck (IMO, of course), who needs point-and-click crap for

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