Comparison of Internet Relay Chat clients

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The following tables compare general and technical information between a number of IRC client programs. Please see the individual products articles for further information. This article is not all-inclusive or necessarily up-to-date.

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General

Basic general information about the clients: creator/company, license/price etc. Clients listed on a light purple background are no longer in active development.

Client Primary developers Cost Software license User interface Programming language Computing platform
AmIRC Oliver Wagner, Jamie van den Berge Commercial Proprietary GUI C m68k, PowerPC
Bersirc Jamie Frater, Nicholas Copeland Free software GNU LGPL GUI C x86
BitchX Colten Edwards Free software BSD License TUI, GUI C x86
ChatZilla Free software MPL/GNU GPL/GNU LGPL tri-license GUI Template:Refun JavaScript, XUL
Colloquy Timothy Hatcher, Kiji Roshi Desktop: Free software,
Mobile: Commercial
Desktop: GNU GPL,
Mobile: BSD License
GUI Objective-C PowerPC, x86 Template:Refun, ARM (Mobile)
Conspire Free software GNU GPL TUI, GUI C x86
ERC Free software GNU GPL TUI Emacs Lisp
EPIC EPIC Software Labs Free software BSD License TUI C x86
HydraIRC Dominic Clifton Freeware Proprietary GUI C++ x86
ircII Free software BSD License TUI C x86
IRCjr Michael Brutman Freeware Proprietary ? C++
Ircle Onno Tijdgat Commercial 30-day trial Proprietary GUI ? PowerPC, x86 Template:Refun
Irssi Timo Sirainen Free software GNU GPL TUI C x86
Konversation Free software GNU GPL GUI C++ PowerPC, x86
KVIrc Szymon Stefanek Free software GNU GPL GUI C++ x86
LimeChat Satoshi Nakagawa Free software GNU GPL GUI RubyCocoa PowerPC, x86 Template:Refun
Mibbit Jimmy Moore Textual Adbar Proprietary Web-based Javascript frontend,
Java backend
N/A
mIRC Khaled Mardam-Bey Commercial, 30-day trial[1] Proprietary GUI C/C++ (originally Borland C++)[2] x86
Nettalk Nicolas Kruse Free software Apache License v2.0 TUI, GUI Visual Basic
Opera Freeware Proprietary GUI Template:Refun C++
Template:Rh2 | PIRCH Shareware Proprietary GUI ? x86
Quassel IRC Free software GNU GPL GUI Template:Refun C++
ScrollZ Free software BSD License TUI C
Smuxi Mirco Bauer Free software GNU GPL TUITemplate:Refun GUI Template:Refun C# x86, x86-64
Snak Kent Sørensen Commercial Proprietary GUI ? PowerPC, x86 Template:Refun
Visual IRC Free software GNU GPL GUI ? x86
WeeChat Sebastien Helleu Free software GNU GPL TUI, GUI Template:Refun C x86
XChat UNIX/Linux: Free software, Windows: Commercial, 30-day trial GNU GPL TUI, GUI C x86
Client Primary developers Cost Software license User interface Programming language Computing platform

Release history

A brief overview of the release history.

Client First public release First stable release Latest stable release
Date Version Date Version
0irc January 25, 2000 1.0 build 1 Template:Latest stable software release/0irc
Aki Template:Latest stable software release/Aki
AmIRC 1995 Template:Latest stable software release/AmIRC
Bersirc 1999 Template:Latest stable software release/Bersirc
BitchX 1996 Template:Latest stable software release/BitchX
bnIRC 2004 Template:Latest stable software release/bnIRC
ccorp-irc 2004 Template:Latest stable software release/ccorp-irc
ChatZilla 2001 Template:Latest stable software release/ChatZilla
ClicksAndWhistles February 14, 2008 1.0 February 14, 2008 1.0 Template:Latest stable software release/ClicksAndWhistles
Colloquy 2005 Template:Latest stable software release/Colloquy
Conspire 2007 Template:Latest stable software release/Conspire
Coolsmile 2002 Template:Latest stable software release/Coolsmile
DMDirc 2007 Template:Latest stable software release/DMDirc
dxirc 2008 Template:Latest stable software release/dxirc
EPIC 1994 Template:Latest stable software release/EPIC
HydraIRC 2002 Template:Latest stable software release/HydraIRC
IceChat 2002 Template:Latest stable software release/IceChat
ii 2006 Template:Latest stable software release/ii
ircII 1990 Template:Latest stable software release/ircII
IRCjr 2008 Template:Latest stable software release/IRCjr
Ircle 1995 Template:Latest stable software release/Ircle
Irssi 1999 Template:Latest stable software release/Irssi
jini 2002 Template:Latest stable software release/jini
Klient 1999 Template:Latest stable software release/Klient
Konversation 2002 Template:Latest stable software release/Konversation
KoolChat Template:Latest stable software release/KoolChat
KoroIRC 2004 Template:Latest stable software release/KoroIRC
KSirc 1997 Template:Latest stable software release/KSirc
KVIrc 1998 Template:Latest stable software release/KVIrc
LeetIRC 2006 Template:Latest stable software release/LeetIRC
lightIRC 2008 Template:Latest stable software release/lightIRC
LimeChat 2007 Template:Latest stable software release/LimeChat
Linkinus 2007 Template:Latest stable software release/Linkinus
Mibbit 2008 web application, no version
mIRC 1995 Template:Latest stable software release/mIRC
mzirc 2006 Template:Latest stable software release/mzirc
Template:Rh2 | Neebly December 13, 2008 1.0.1 Template:Latest stable software release/Neebly
Nettalk 2004 Template:Latest stable software release/Nettalk
nexIRC 2004 Template:Latest stable software release/nexIRC
Opera 1996 Template:Latest stable software release/Opera
Orion (IRC client) 1.0 Template:Latest stable software release/Orion (IRC client)
OrnateIRC 2001 Template:Latest stable software release/OrnateIRC
PhibianIRC 2005 Template:Latest stable software release/PhibianIRC
Template:Rh2 | PIRCH 1995 Template:Latest stable software release/PIRCH
PJIRC 2002 Template:Latest stable software release/PJIRC
Quassel IRC 2008 Template:Latest stable software release/Quassel IRC
rxIRC February 14, 1991 Template:Latest stable software release/rxIRC
savIRC 2001 Template:Latest stable software release/savIRC
ScrollZ 1994 Template:Latest stable software release/ScrollZ
ShadowIRC 1996 Template:Latest stable software release/ShadowIRC
Smuxi 2008 Template:Latest stable software release/Smuxi
Snak 1997 Template:Latest stable software release/Snak
sushi IRC suite September 30, 2008 1.0-alpha1 April 26, 2009 1.0.0 Template:Latest stable software release/sushi IRC suite
ThrashIRC 2003 Template:Latest stable software release/ThrashIRC
TurboIRC 1998 Template:Latest stable software release/TurboIRC
Visual IRC 1995 Template:Latest stable software release/Visual IRC
Vortec IRC 2001 Template:Latest stable software release/Vortec IRC
WeeChat 2003 Template:Latest stable software release/WeeChat
WookieChat 2004 Template:Latest stable software release/WookieChat
XChat 1998 Template:Latest stable software release/XChat
Template:Rh2 | XiRCON 1996 Template:Latest stable software release/XiRCON
Client Date Version Date Version Latest stable release
First public release First stable release

Operating system support

The operating systems on which the clients can run natively (without emulation).

Client Windows 7, Vista XP, 2000 NT 4.0 NT 3.x Me, 98 95 3.1x ReactOS Mac OS X (Intel/PPC) OS 9 OS 8 System 7 (PPC/68k) BeOS, Haiku OS/2, eCS AmigaOS (68k) AmigaOS 4, MorphOS (PPC) DOS Other
0irc Yes Yes ? No ? ? No ? No No No No No No No No No
Aki Yes Yes No No No No No ? Partial No No No No No No No No
AmIRC No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No
Bersirc Yes Yes ? No ? ? No ? ? No No No No No No No No
BitchX Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun No Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun No ? Yes No No No ? Yes Template:Refun No Yes No
bnIRC Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun No Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun No ? Yes No No No ? No No No No Palm OS
ccorp-irc ? ? ? ? ? ? No ? Yes ? ? No ? No No No No
ChatZilla Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes No
ClicksAndWhistles Yes Yes ? No Yes No No ? No No No No No No No No No
Colloquy No No No No No No No No Yes Template:Refun No No No No No No No No
Conspire Partial Template:Refun Partial Template:Refun ? No ? ? No ? Yes No No No No No No No No
Coolsmile Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
DMDirc Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
dxirc Yes Yes ? No ? ? No Yes Yes No No No ? Yes ? Yes No
EPIC Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun No Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun No ? Yes No No No ? ? ? ? No
HydraIRC Yes Yes Yes No Yes ? No ? No No No No No No No No No
IceChat Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No ? No No No No No No No No No
ii ? ? ? No ? ? No ? Yes No No No ? No No No No
ircII Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun No Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun No ? Yes No No No No No No ? No
IRCjr No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes
Ircle No No No No No No No No Yes Template:Refun Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Irssi Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No ? Yes No No No Yes Yes ? Yes No
jini Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Klient Yes Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun No Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun No ? No No No No No No No No No
Konversation Partial Partial Partial No Partial Partial No ? Partial No No No No No No No No
KoolChat Yes Yes ? No ? ? No ? No No No No No No No No No
KoroIRC Yes Yes Yes Template:Refun Template:Refun No Yes Template:Refun No No ? No No No No No No No No No
KSirc No No No No No No No No ? No No No No No No No No
KVIrc Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No ? Yes No No No No No No No No
LeetIRC No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes
lightIRC Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No
LimeChat No No No No No No No No Yes Template:Refun Template:Refun No No No No No No No No
Linkinus No No No No No No No No Yes Template:Refun No No No No No No No No
Mibbit Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
mIRC Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes Partial ? No No No No No No No No No
mzirc Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? No No No No No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | Neebly Yes Yes Template:Refun No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Nettalk Yes Yes ? No Partial Template:Refun No Template:Refun No ? No No No No No No No No No
nexIRC Yes Yes No No No No No ? No No No No No No No No No
Opera Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes Dropped No[3] Yes Dropped Dropped No Dropped Dropped No No No
Orion (IRC client) Yes Yes No No No No No ? No No No No No No No No No
OrnateIRC ? Yes ? No ? ? No ? No No No No No No No No No
PhibianIRC Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No ? No No No No No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | PIRCH Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes ? No No No No No No No No No
PJIRC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Quassel IRC Yes Yes ? No ? ? No ? Yes No No No No No No No No
rxIRC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes VM/CMS
savIRC Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? No
ScrollZ Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No ? Yes No No No ? ? ? ? No
ShadowIRC No No No No No No No No ? Yes Yes ? No No No No No
Smuxi Yes Yes ? No ? ? No ? Yes No No No No No No No No
Snak No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes ? No No No No No
sushi IRC suite No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No
ThrashIRC Yes Yes ? No ? ? No ? No No No No No No No No No
TurboIRC Yes Yes ? No ? ? No ? No No No No No No No No No
Visual IRC Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No ? No No No No No No No No No
Vortec IRC Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No ? No No No No No No No No No
WeeChat Partial Template:Refun Template:Refun Partial Template:Refun Template:Refun Partial Template:Refun Template:Refun No Partial Template:Refun Template:Refun Partial Template:Refun Template:Refun No ? Yes No No No Partial No No No No
WookieChat No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No
x3irc Yes Yes ? No ? ? No ? No No No No No No No No No
XChat Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes No ? Yes No No No ? ? No No No
Template:Rh2 | XiRCON ? ? Yes No Yes Yes No ? No No No No No No No No No
Client Windows 7, Vista XP, 2000 NT 4.0 NT 3.x Me, 98 95 3.1x ReactOS Mac OS X (Intel/PPC) OS 9 OS 8 System 7 (PPC/68k) BeOS, Haiku OS/2, eCS AmigaOS (68k) AmigaOS 4, MorphOS (PPC) DOS Other

Unix and Unix-like operating systems:

Unix (BSD): 386BSD, BSD/OS, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, SunOS, ULTRIX
Unix (System V): AIX, A/UX, HP-UX, IRIX, SCO UNIX, Solaris, UnixWare
Unix-like: Linux, NeXTSTEP, OpenVMS, OSF/1, QNX, Tru64 UNIX
Client 386BSD BSD/OS (BSD/386, BSDI) FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD SunOS ULTRIX AIX A/UX HP-UX IRIX SCO UNIX Solaris UnixWare Linux NeXTSTEP OpenVMS OSF/1 QNX Tru64 UNIX
0irc No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Aki ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ?
AmIRC No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Bersirc ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? No ? ? ?
BitchX ? Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun ? Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun ? Yes Template:Refun ? Yes Template:Refun ? ? Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun ?
bnIRC ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ?
ccorp-irc Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ChatZilla ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes Yes
ClicksAndWhistles No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Colloquy No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Conspire ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ?
Coolsmile ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes
DMDirc ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes
dxirc ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? Yes ? Yes
EPIC ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? Yes Yes Yes
HydraIRC No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
IceChat No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
ii ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes
ircII Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes
IRCjr No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Ircle No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Irssi Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes
jini ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes
Klient No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Konversation ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? Yes
KoolChat No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
KoroIRC No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
KSirc ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? Yes ? No ? ? ?
KVIrc ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ?
LeetIRC No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
lightIRC ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes
LimeChat No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Linkinus No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Mibbit ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? Yes
mIRC No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
mzirc No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | Neebly No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Nettalk No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
nexIRC No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Opera No No Yes No No No No No No No Yes No Yes No No No Dropped No
Orion (IRC client) No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
OrnateIRC No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
PhibianIRC No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | PIRCH No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
PJIRC ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes
Quassel IRC ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ?
rxIRC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
savIRC ? ? Yes ? ? Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes
ScrollZ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes
ShadowIRC No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Smuxi ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ?
Snak No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
sushi IRC suite ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ?
ThrashIRC No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
TurboIRC No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Visual IRC No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Vortec IRC No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
WeeChat ? ? Yes Template:Refun ? ? ? ? Yes Partial Template:Refun ? Yes Template:Refun ? Yes ? ? ? Yes Template:Refun ?
WookieChat No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
x3irc No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
XChat ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes Template:Refun Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? Yes
Template:Rh2 | XiRCON No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
Client 386BSD BSD/OS (BSD/386, BSDI) FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD SunOS ULTRIX AIX A/UX HP-UX IRIX SCO UNIX Solaris UnixWare Linux NeXTSTEP OpenVMS OSF/1 QNX Tru64 UNIX
  • ^ BitchX is known to work on BSDI 2.0, 2.1, 3.1, 4.0; FreeBSD 2.x, 3.x, 4.0; NetBSD 3.x, 4.x; SunOS 4.1.4; Ultrix; AIX; HP-UX 9.x, 10.x; IRIX 5.x, 6.x; Solaris 5.x and later; Linux; OSF/1 (DEC Alpha); QNX[4]
  • ^ WeeChat tested on FreeBSD 4.11, 5.4, 6.0; NetBSD 2.0, 2.1; OpenBSD 3.6, 3.7, 3.8; Solaris 5.10; QNX 6.3[8]
  • ^ In development[8]
  • ^ XChat tested on HP-UX 10.20 and 11[12]

mIRC will run on *NIX systems under WINE - Confirmed

Protocol support

What IRC related protocols and standards are supported by each client.

Client CTCP DCC IPv6 SSL TLS OCSP CRL
0irc Yes Yes No No No No No
Aki Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? ?
AmIRC ? Yes No No ? ? ?
Bersirc ? Partial No No ? ? ?
BitchX Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
bnIRC Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ?
ccorp-irc Partial No No No ? ? ?
ChatZilla Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
ClicksAndWhistles Yes Yes No Yes Yes ? ?
Colloquy Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
Conspire Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
Coolsmile ? No Yes No Template:Refun ? ? ?
DMDirc Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
dxirc Yes No No Yes ? ? ?
EPIC Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
HydraIRC ? Yes Partial Template:Refun No Template:Refun ? ? ?
IceChat Yes Yes Yes Template:Refun Yes Template:Refun No No No
ii ? No No No ? ? ?
ircII Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ?
IRCjr ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Ircle Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
Irssi Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
jini Partial ? No No ? ? ?
Klient Yes Yes No Yes Template:Refun ? ? ?
Konversation Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
KoolChat Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ?
KoroIRC ? Yes Yes No ? ? ?
KSirc ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
KVIrc Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
LeetIRC ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
lightIRC Yes No ? No No No No
LimeChat ? Yes Yes No ? ? ?
Linkinus Yes Yes No Yes ? ? ?
Mibbit ? Partial Template:Refun Template:Refun No Yes ? ? ?
mIRC Yes Yes Partial Template:Refun Partial Template:Refun Template:Refun ? ? ?
mzirc Yes Yes No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | Neebly Yes Yes No No ? ? ?
Nettalk Yes Yes No No ? ? ?
nexIRC ? Yes No No ? ? ?
Opera Yes[13] Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
Orion (IRC client) Yes Yes Yes No No No No
OrnateIRC ? Yes No Partial Template:Refun ? ? ?
PhibianIRC Yes Yes No Yes ? ? ?
Template:Rh2 | PIRCH Yes Yes No No ? ? ?
PJIRC ? Partial Template:Refun ? Yes Template:Refun ? ? ?
Quassel IRC ? No Yes Yes ? ? ?
rxIRC Yes No No No No No No
savIRC ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
ScrollZ ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
ShadowIRC ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Smuxi Yes No No No ? ? ?
Snak ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
sushi IRC suite Yes Partial Yes No ? ? ?
ThrashIRC ? Yes Yes No ? ? ?
TurboIRC ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
Visual IRC Yes Yes No No ? ? ?
Vortec IRC Yes Yes No Yes Template:Refun ? ? ?
WeeChat Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
WookieChat Yes Yes No No ? ? ?
x3irc Yes Yes No Yes No No No
XChat Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ?
Template:Rh2 | XiRCON ? Yes No No ? ? ?
Client CTCP DCC IPv6 SSL TLS OCSP CRL

Direct Client-to-Client (DCC) support

Client CHAT Whiteboard SEND RESUME TSEND SEND T XMIT Passive DCC Server RDCC REVERSE RSEND Reverse / Firewall DCC File servers (FSERVs) XDCC
0irc No No Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No No No
Aki ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
AmIRC ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
Bersirc ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
BitchX Yes No Yes ? ? ? ? No No ? ? ? ? ? Yes
bnIRC Yes No Yes No ? ? No No No No No No No No No
ccorp-irc No No No No ? ? No No No No No No No No No
ChatZilla Yes No Yes No[17] ? ? No No Template:Refun No No No No No No ?
ClicksAndWhistles Yes No Yes Yes ? ? No No No No No No No No No
Colloquy Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes No ? ? ? ? ? Yes
Conspire Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? Yes
Coolsmile ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
DMDirc Yes No Yes Yes ? ? No Yes No No No No Yes No No
dxirc ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ? ? ? ? ? No
EPIC ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes
HydraIRC Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
IceChat Yes No Yes ? ? ? ? No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
ii ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
ircII ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
IRCjr ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Ircle ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Irssi Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
jini ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No
Klient Yes No Yes Yes ? ? No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No
Konversation Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes No ? ? ? Yes ? ?
KoolChat Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
KoroIRC ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ?
KSirc ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
KVIrc ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes No ? ? Yes Yes ? ?
LeetIRC ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
lightIRC ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
LimeChat ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
Linkinus ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ?
Mibbit ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
mIRC Yes ? Yes Yes Template:Refun ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes Template:Refun ? ? Yes Yes Yes Template:Refun
mzirc Yes No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | Neebly ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
Nettalk ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
nexIRC ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
Opera No ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ?
Orion (IRC client) Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
OrnateIRC ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
PhibianIRC Yes No Yes Yes ? ? No Yes Yes No No No Yes Partial Yes
Template:Rh2 | PIRCH Yes No Yes Yes Template:Refun ? ? No No No No No No No No No
PJIRC Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
Quassel IRC No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
rxIRC No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
savIRC ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ?
ScrollZ ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
ShadowIRC ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Smuxi ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
Snak ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
sushi IRC suite No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
ThrashIRC ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
TurboIRC ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
Visual IRC ? Yes ? Yes Template:Refun ? ? ? Yes No ? ? ? Yes ? ?
Vortec IRC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Partial Template:Refun Partial Template:Refun ? ? ? ? Yes ?
WeeChat Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? Yes No ? ? ? ? ? Yes
WookieChat Yes No Yes Yes ? ? No No No No No No No No No
x3irc ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
XChat Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes ? Yes Template:Refun
Template:Rh2 | XiRCON ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No No ? ? ? ? ? ?
Client CHAT Whiteboard SEND RESUME TSEND SEND T XMIT Passive DCC Server RDCC REVERSE RSEND Reverse / Firewall DCC File servers (FSERVs) XDCC

Features

Information on what features each of the clients support.

Client Multi-server UTF-8 Proxy server irc:// URI scheme Automatic updates Scripting language
0irc Yes Yes No No No Template:N/a
Aki Yes Yes ? ? ? Template:N/a
AmIRC No No ? ? ? ARexx
Bersirc Yes No ? ? ? Template:N/a
BitchX Yes No ? ? ? Enhanced IrcII script
bnIRC No Yes Template:Refun ? No No Python
ccorp-irc No No ? No No Template:N/a
ChatZilla Yes Yes ? Yes Yes JavaScript
ClicksAndWhistles Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Template:N/a
Colloquy Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Template:Refun AppleScript, Cocoa, F-Script, JavaScript, Python
Conspire Yes Yes ? ? ? C
Coolsmile No No Template:Refun ? ? ? Template:N/a
DMDirc Yes Partial ? Yes Yes Custom "Actions" system, Java plugins
dxirc Yes Yes ? ? No Template:N/a
EPIC Yes No ? ? ? Enhanced IrcII script, Perl, Ruby, Tcl
HydraIRC Yes No Template:Refun ? ? ? C++
IceChat Yes No ? Yes No VBScript (version 5), mIRC script clone (version 7)
ii Yes Yes ? ? ? language agnostic (anything that can handle IO operations)
ircII Yes Yes Template:Refun ? ? ? IrcII script
IRCjr ? ? ? Template:N/a ? ?
Ircle Yes No ? ? ? AppleScript
Irssi Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Perl
jini No No ? No No Template:N/a
Klient Yes No ? ? ? VBScript, JScript, Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP Template:Refun
Konversation Yes Yes ? Yes ? Shell script, Ruby, Python, Perl, Java, C++, C#, JavaScript Template:Refun
KoolChat ? ? ? ? ? ?
KoroIRC Yes Yes ? ? ? Template:N/a Template:Refun
KSirc Yes Yes ? ? ? Perl
KVIrc Yes Yes ? Yes ? KVIrc script, Perl
LeetIRC ? ? ? Template:N/a ? ?
lightIRC No No Yes No No Template:N/a
LimeChat Yes Yes ? ? ? Template:N/a
Linkinus Yes Yes ? Yes Yes AppleScript, Cocoa API
Mibbit Yes Yes ? Yes Template:N/a Template:N/a
mIRC Yes Yes ? Yes Yes mIRC script
mzirc Yes Yes SOCKS No No Pascal Script
Template:Rh2 | Neebly No No ? ? ? Template:N/a
Nettalk Yes Yes ? ? ? VBScript, Custom
nexIRC Yes No ? ? ? VBScript, Custom
Opera Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Template:N/a
Orion (IRC client) Yes No No No No Partial
OrnateIRC Yes No ? ? ? Pascal Script, Own Language (OSL)
PhibianIRC Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Pascal Script, PSI
Template:Rh2 | PIRCH Yes No ? ? No Yes
PJIRC Yes Yes ? ? ? JavaScript
Quassel IRC Yes Yes ? Yes ? Template:N/a
rxIRC No No No No No REXX
savIRC Yes Yes ? ? ? Tcl/Tk
ScrollZ Yes Yes ? ? ? Enhanced IrcII script
ShadowIRC ? ? ? ? ? ?
Smuxi Yes Yes ? ? ? Template:N/a
Snak Yes Yes ? ? ? AppleScript, IrcII script
sushi IRC suite Yes Yes No Partial Template:Refun No Python
ThrashIRC Yes No ? ? ? Template:N/a
TurboIRC Yes Yes ? ? ? Own language, VBScript, JScript Template:Refun
Visual IRC Yes No ? ? ? Versus
Vortec IRC Yes No No Yes Yes Pascal Script, Custom
WeeChat Yes Yes ? ? ? C, Perl, Python, Ruby, Lua, Tcl
WookieChat No Yes ? No No Yes
x3irc Yes Yes Yes No Yes Own language
XChat Yes Yes ? Yes ? Perl, Python, Tcl, Ruby, C++, ECMAScript, Scheme (GuileTemplate:Refun
Template:Rh2 | XiRCON Yes No ? ? ? Tcl
Client Multi-server UTF-8 Proxy server irc:// URI scheme Automatic updates Scripting language

See also

References

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  2. "Khaled's Nutshell: Frequently Asked Questions". Archived from the original on 2008-02-13. http://web.archive.org/web/20080213020808/http://www.mirc.com/khaled/faq.html. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
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  10. 10.0 10.1 "KoroIRC: Requirements". http://www.koroirc.com/requirements.php. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  11. "Nettalk: Download". http://en.ntalk.de/Nettalk/en/index.php?page=Download. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
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  18. "DCC Resume protocol". http://www.mirc.com/help/dccresum.txt. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  19. "SysReset mIRC FileServer". http://www.sysreset.com/. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
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