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CaptainStandish
02-20-2004, 01:38 PM
hey guys whats up? i was just wondering what a solid, easy to use irc client is for mac. Pros and cons of each would really help out, thanks a lot!!!!

StarManta
02-20-2004, 01:59 PM
I like Xchat Aqua. (Takes a lot of customization, but it's a great client)

Other ones that people like:
Snak (Pretty similar to Xchat. Not free, though.)
Ircle (I don't like the interface, but if you do, it's a good client)
iRC (Never used it.)
Conversation (has the nice Panther look, but annoys me in that it doesn't allow you to use / commands)

jsgates
02-20-2004, 06:55 PM
I'll second the Xchat Aqua, but I like it after very little customization. (Just a couple of quick changes in preferences such as turning off indented nicks, and adding seconds to the time stamps.)

spencerb
02-21-2004, 12:00 AM
I use Snak. It's great and user friendly.

s3pt1k
02-22-2004, 01:20 AM
X-Chat Aqua rawks! It's Open Source as well. :)

Bluewolf
03-03-2004, 06:51 PM
Is this X-Chat Aqua offical webpage?

http://xchataqua.sourceforge.net/

shadov
03-04-2004, 03:05 AM
Is this X-Chat Aqua offical webpage?

http://xchataqua.sourceforge.net/
Looks like it is. Sourceforge hosted projects usually have their web pages at projectname.sourceforge.net. Here (http://xchat.org/) is the original X-Chat web page.

StarManta
03-04-2004, 03:30 AM
I've recently found a program called Minerva that is a bit better than X-chat; unfortunately, it's not free so I'll probably be switching back to X-chat when my trial runs out. Search on Macupdate for Minerva.

pistooli
03-08-2004, 07:31 PM
hey guys whats up? i was just wondering what a solid, easy to use irc client is for mac. Pros and cons of each would really help out, thanks a lot!!!!

I was also using Snak and was 100% satisfied with it... but tried x-chat aqua and I am loving it... and it is free as a bonus... ;-)

cheers - pistooli

s3pt1k
03-09-2004, 01:28 AM
X-chat Aqua does take some configuration to get it "where you want it", but it is the best client out there for OS X IMO.

StarManta
03-09-2004, 02:07 PM
I just went back to try Conversation again.... and it sucks a lot less than it used to. About the only thing missing from it right now is multiple server support.... but at least it finally supports /commands. And the interface is spot-on.

http://www.conversation.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Download.html

pistooli
03-09-2004, 03:38 PM
I just went back to try Conversation again.... and it sucks a lot less than it used to. About the only thing missing from it right now is multiple server support.... but at least it finally supports /commands. And the interface is spot-on.

http://www.conversation.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Download.html
it is nice... I have not found the option to automatically connect a server and join a channel after starting the program... is it possible?

cheers - pistooli

witeshark
03-09-2004, 10:58 PM
What servers are there to IRC on? I used to go to one but no one is ever there any more

shadov
03-12-2004, 03:19 PM
What servers are there to IRC on? I used to go to one but no one is ever there any more
I irc on these networks:
IRCnet - List of servers (http://irc.tu-ilmenau.de/all_servers/)
Quakenet - irc.quakenet.org
Freenode - irc.freenode.net

ryu
03-14-2004, 07:56 PM
i like using irssi cocoa. i was wondering if xchat supports the transparent functionality in the aqua version.

StarManta
03-15-2004, 11:48 AM
ryu: yep.

I've switched back to X-chat... Conversation was too much "training wheels" for me.

StarManta
03-23-2004, 05:06 AM
WHOA!

Just discovered Colloquy on macosxhints.... I am officially impressed. It looks *better* than Conversation, is better integrated into OSX (Uses address book for buddy list), comes with a large number of themes (including "Novel".... check the attached pdf to see what it looks like, pretty interesting) and doesn't play "My First IRC" the way Conversation does. All in all an amazingly elegant client - go check it out (http://www.javelin.cc/colloquy/index.html).

s3pt1k
03-25-2004, 03:19 AM
WHOA!

Just discovered Colloquy on macosxhints.... I am officially impressed. It looks *better* than Conversation, is better integrated into OSX (Uses address book for buddy list), comes with a large number of themes (including "Novel".... check the attached pdf to see what it looks like, pretty interesting) and doesn't play "My First IRC" the way Conversation does. All in all an amazingly elegant client - go check it out (http://www.javelin.cc/colloquy/index.html).

OK...Agreed...Colloquy is pretty cool

pistooli
03-27-2004, 06:14 PM
WHOA!

Just discovered Colloquy on macosxhints.... I am officially impressed. It looks *better* than Conversation, is better integrated into OSX (Uses address book for buddy list), comes with a large number of themes (including "Novel".... check the attached pdf to see what it looks like, pretty interesting) and doesn't play "My First IRC" the way Conversation does. All in all an amazingly elegant client - go check it out (http://www.javelin.cc/colloquy/index.html).
it is nice to have such a choice for good and free irc clients...

:-)

cheers - pistooli

nicklwj
10-06-2005, 05:25 AM
i hate those with the / commands...dont anybody here use colloquy or smth.

lil
10-06-2005, 08:22 AM
Colloquy gets my vote - can be made to look very uncluttered (hide the drawer and the toolbar). That said I'm no power IRC user (been using it long enough though!) Before Colloquy I used X-Chat Aqua and on my old Macs I used Ircle.

Vicky :flower:

RileyIL77
04-25-2011, 10:56 AM
Currently using Minerva since it is free, and about the only thing I can get to run on my old PowerPC G3. I'm in love with old Macs. Up until last year I had a Performa 6200CD, that was given to me by a friend in Tupelo, Mississippi, about 5 years before. I ran Ircle on their just like Vicky. I'm coming off years of using Windows based PCs. For the must part I used mIRC, then I switched from Windows to Fedora with KDE and started using Konversation. When I married my wife, she was in college and needed to use the computer for some classes. She not knowing much about Linux, I switched back to Windows XP Professional. I then took the Konversation source code and finally after some tweaking it got it to compile with my only legal copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 6 Professional. I used it forever. Then KDE 4 Windows was released. The Konversation found there was up dated, so I dropped my Windows version and started using KDE 4 Windows version of Konversation.