KVirc
Chat
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Description:

KVIrc is a free portable Internet Relay Chat client based on the excellent Qt GUI toolkit. KVirc is being written by Szymon Stefanek and the KVIrc Development Team with the contribution of many IRC addicted developers around the world.
Last changelog:

13 years ago

This release is the result of several months of testing, debugging, and improving. It includes Perl scripting support, drag and drop toolbar editing, better Unicode support (adaptive decoding engines and very flexible charset settings), an "Instant-Messenger-like" notifier window, a status bar with applets, micryption support, DCC bandwidth limits, and several scripting engine enhancements including translation capabilities and dcop communication calls.

petersi

10 years ago

This doesn't compile here (under Mandriva) as i get errors about missing and invalid declarations in .h and .c*-files. Libs seem to be ok (no errors during configure)
I used standard configure and one generated by autogen.sh. Any helpful ideas?

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maddox

12 years ago

IMO its the best irc client for linux. Dont be affraid by the screenshots. They are terrible compared to what you cand do with kvirc. And you can always d/l some themes at their site

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fprog26

12 years ago

Is there any IRC protocol KIOSlave or KPart that provides all the functionalities:
- Connecting to an IRC server
- List of IRC server
- DCC send/recv
- DCC chat
- Retrieve the list of channels
- Listen to channel
- Send to channel
- Listen to some user
- Send to some user
- Ping/Whois/Info/Time/Finger a user

The goal would be to have a central set of QObject or similar widget to provide different kinds of GUI or user interface for the IRC protocol.

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gladiac

12 years ago

Someone should update the ugly screenshots!

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blaster999

12 years ago

Yeah, the shots are ugly. The developers can scare the potential users with these :) In fact Kvirc can be configured to look very good.

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tux86

12 years ago

Yes, at first i did not use kvirc because of these shots ^^

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blaster999

12 years ago

I thought the project was dead - the last release was long before my hardware upgrade :)

It's nice that my favourite IRC app is updated. Compiling right now. Go go go, kvirc!

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blaster999

12 years ago

Just compiled KVIRC and I can say - it rocks! It is IMO the best IRC client availiable for Linux.

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pivarac

13 years ago

This app simply rocks! Design is kool and fancy ;), and features are great - keep up the good work!

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campusloop

13 years ago

This is the most fun and feature rich IRC application for kde. If only it had DCC behavior similar to mIRC (a must have for firewalled users), i could get rid of mIRC for good.

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Padma

13 years ago

I was running the Beta2 version, and while somewhat buggy, it was still my preferred irc client in Linux. I downloaded the new, final 3.0.0, and all I can say is, I'm in love! ;)

Now I just need to get busy and learn the scripting language so I can set up the same type things I was using in mIRC. :)

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crissi

13 years ago

Its released now!!!

Look here: http://www.kvirc.net/?id=20040417

:)

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sburwood

13 years ago

Of the IRC clients for Linux that I have seen(I'm new to Linux), I prefer Kvirc. Why does it stay in beta stage so long? Is there a commercial or free or shareware IRC client that has all the goodies of a mIRC? ... and more?

I prefer the most recent version of Kvirc (beta3, apparently) or a very powerful IRC client. I had "Danger Script" under Windows (version of mIRC, in a sense) I want tiling function, and scripts for "sending flowers" etc.

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rgfree

13 years ago

basically a nice app.
The best native IRC app for KDE
in terms of functionality IMHO. Unfortunately two things are
bothering me:
1) The looks: This app really looks
like sh**. This is not just a nuisance
but a major usability concern.
Who can use all those weird looking
icons?? Why didn't they just use the
crystal icons? For many functions
a good replacement is available.
2) Non-Standard KDE behaviour:
Why can't I configure the toolbar
and keys like in any other KDE app?
3) A stupid bug is keeping me from
using this app and still using mIRC
via WINE: The media types settings
are extremely buggy. Whenever I
download sth. via DCC the assigned
app isn't run though I entered it
in the settings page.
4) There is no need for "Save Settings". It's rather confusing
when you change settings click on
*OK*(!!) and after a restart of
your app the settings are gone.
Not very user-friendly.

Well, these are the obvious things.
And they would be very easy to fix.
I always find it quite strange when
so many hours of hard work go into an
application and the programmers don't
seem to care the slightest bit if it's
looking professional usability-wise.

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crissi

13 years ago

I think that kvirc is the best irc client for kde. so i must reply to this comment.

> basically a nice app.
>The best native IRC app for KDE in terms of functionality IMHO. >Unfortunately two things are bothering me:
> 1) The looks: This app really looks like sh**. This is not just a nuisance but a major usability concern.
Wrong. I use kvirc too and i costumize it and it looks very nice.

>Who can use all those weird looking icons?? Why didn't they just use the crystal icons?
CVS use hase new icons... the shots on homepage are old...
for example... here is a shot:
http://www.crissi.have-more-fun.net/kvirc_grid.jpg
(My costumized kvirc)

> For many functions
> a good replacement is available.
> 2) Non-Standard KDE behaviour:
> Why can't I configure the toolbar
> and keys like in any other KDE app?
This is possible...

> 3) A stupid bug is keeping me from using this app and still using mIRC via WINE: The media types settings are extremely buggy. Whenever I download sth. via DCC the assigned app isn't run though I entered it in the settings page.
The use of wine is a bad thing (If you can have a native app!).
Please submit bugs via bugtrack (http://bugtrack.kvirc.omnikron.net)
There is also a mailing list: http://www.kvirc.net/?id=mailinglist

> 4) There is no need for "Save Settings". It's rather confusing when you change settings click on *OK*(!!) and after a restart of your app the settings are gone. Not very user-friendly.
Wrong. If you click ok the settings will be quickly applied.

> Well, these are the obvious things. And they would be very easy to fix. I always find it quite strange when so many hours of hard work go into an application and the programmers don't
seem to care the slightest bit if it's looking professional usability-wise.
I prefer to use the cvs and update it from time to time. (A release date for kvirc 3 is not planned yet but i think its ready ;) )
Feel free to visit us on irc.freenode.net or IRCnet at #kvirc.

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rgfree

13 years ago

You seriously think the screenshot
you made is an example of a
well-designed good-looking UI?????
Ummm, OK, fortunately the rest of KDE
doesn't look that way.
Sheesh...
Some things are just beyond me.

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13 years ago

This release is the result of several months of testing, debugging, and improving. It includes Perl scripting support, drag and drop toolbar editing, better Unicode support (adaptive decoding engines and very flexible charset settings), an "Instant-Messenger-like" notifier window, a status bar with applets, micryption support, DCC bandwidth limits, and several scripting engine enhancements including translation capabilities and dcop communication calls.

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