March 29, 2011

KVIrc - Free Open Source IRC Client for Linux, Unix, Mac and Windows

KVIrc is lite IRC client for Linux, Unix, Mac OS and Windows. The software is based on the the excellent Qt GUI toolkit and its code is released under the GNU General Public License. This is free and open source portable IRC client. KVIrc is being written by Szymon Stefanek and the KVIrc Development Team with the contribution of many IRC addicted developers around the world.

This lite IRC client allows you to chat and share information with people from all over the world using a simple and intuitive interface. KVIrc is able to connect to several servers at the same time (optionally with SSL and/or over IPv6). Unicode, ISO-8859, Asian and Windows-native character sets are supported. A special feature is the smart encoding, which allows the user to use 2 encodings at the same time.The chat interface is highly configurable and supports downloadable themes.The channel windows can be split in two subwindows, one for chat messages and the other for commands like joins/parts/mode changes.Every channel, query and DCC Chat is encryptable with Blowfish or AES/Rijndael.

KVIrc has its own scripting language named KVS which can be used to add complex functions a react automatically to network events. The scripting language allows you to enchance the KVIrcs interface and to handle special IRC network features that KVIrc itself is not aware of. Perl and Python can be also used to a certain degree. The SocketSpy feature allows developers to watch the raw communication between client and server.

KVIrc is included in major linux distributions: Ubuntu, Debian GNU/Linux, Gentoo Linux, Arch Linux, OpenSUSE and RedHat/Fedora. Other linux flavors are supported via community contributed binary packages and build scripts. KVIrc is also available for Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7, Mac OS X and FreeBSD.


Features include on latest KVirc 4.0.4 such as Full GUI Based configuration, MDI floatable windows, Built-in help browser, Themes, Pseudo-transparency, Drag & Drop toolbar editing, Activity Notifier Pop-Up, Status bar with Applet support, Unread text mark, 14 Languages Translations, Proxy support (SOCKv4, HTTP, SOCKSv5), Full IPv6 support (also for DCC transfers), SSL support (also over IPv6), Micryption, Modular architecture: unfrequently used features reside in external modules and are loaded only when necessary, Extensibility (a huge API for writing extension modules), UNICODE, Multiserver connection, Notify lists, Ignore lists, Registered users database, Lag meter, Configurable logging, Standard DCC CHAT and SEND (with resume) support, Extended DCC types( VOICE, RSEND, GET, RECV), DCC CHAT over SSL, DCC bandwidth limit, Built-in scripting language interpreter, scalars, arrays and hashes, aliases, popups, events, scriptable toolbars, Perl support, Ability to translate scripts,emoticons, animated avatars, Objects support in scripting language, etc.

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