XChat is a popular Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client. It has a choice of a tabbed document interface or tree interface, support for multiple servers and is highly configurable.
XChat is a full-featured IRC client and includes all basic functionalities that are found in most other IRC clients, including CTCP, DCC file transfers and chats.
It supports a plugin system for various languages (including C, C++, Perl, Python, Tcl, Ruby, Lua, CLISP, D, and DMDScript). By writing plugins, the features and functionality of XChat can be extended and customized.
* Fixed a rare crash related to loosing the last away reason when reconnecting via BNC (a bug that appeared in 2.8.5b and c only).
* Fixed a possible Channel List crash if you searched many times while the download was still going.
* Using /part on a channel that contains a quotation mark now works.
* The balloon alert settings are now visible again after being accidently hidden in the last couple releases.