WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client, with a text-based user interface.
It is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3.

Important: since 2009, the official WeeChat website has moved to https://weechat.org/.

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Version 0.1.8 ()

WeeChat 0.1.8 is available!

News since last version are:
- added IRC raw data buffer (new key: alt-J + alt-R)
- keys alt-{home|end} to scroll top/bottom, alt-{f11-f12} to scroll nicklist top/bottom
- added new scroll keys for a few lines up/down (default: alt-pgup/pgdn)
- added Lua script plugin
- improved Ruby plugin
- added functions in plugins API: get_server_info, free_server_info, get_channel_info, free_channel_info, get_nick_info, free_nick_info
- added special names for plugin message handlers: weechat_pv, weechat_highlight, weechat_ctcp, weechat_dcc
- script plugins now load scripts in WeeChat system share directory
- added inactivity time, available for plugins via get_info("inactivity")
- added new plugins functions: add_timer_handler, remove_timer_handler, remove_infobar
- many commands allowed for aliases
- many commands allowed when connecting to server
- added options "irc_show_away_once", "look_nick_complete_first", "look_open_near_server", "irc_away_check_max_nicks"
- added new command line argument for setting WeeChat homedir (-d or --dir)
- added partial hungarian translation
- improved alias completion (now uses target command for completion)
- /msg command does not open any buffer any more (use /query for opening private buffer)
- fixed crash when using global history (when older entry is removed)
- fixed bug with /upgrade and servers buffer
- fixed bug with "get_dcc_info" plugin interface function
- many other bugs fixed

WeeChat download page
v0.1.8 ChangeLog
Release notes (NEWS file)

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Version 0.1.7 ()

WeeChat 0.1.7 is available!

News since last version are:
- new commands: /upgrade, /uptime, /history
- removed "irc_default_msg_away" setting, for RFC 2812 conformity (/away command wihtout argument only removes away status), new values for "irc_display_away" (off, local, channel)
- replaced Texinfo doc by XML Docbook
- added color for window separators
- added completion system for plugins/scripts commands
- added charset by server and channel, new command: /charset
- added Ruby script plugin
- added ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) for DCC files
- /nick command is now allowed when not connected to server
- added server/channel arg to /buffer command for jumping to buffer
- added new keys for switching to other windows: alt-w followed by alt-arrow
- added new keys for scrolling to previous/next highlight: alt-P / alt-N
- added "read marker": an indicator for first unread line in a server or channel buffer (new key alt-U to scroll to marker)
- new window maganement: custom size for windows, auto resize when terminal is resized
- fixed: plugins autoload and unload, some display bugs

WeeChat download page
v0.1.7 ChangeLog
Release notes (NEWS file)

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Version 0.1.6 ()

WeeChat 0.1.6 is available!

News since last version are:
- new plugin management: now WeeChat loads/unloads dynamic libraries (.so files under GNU/Linux). Perl and Python become two plugins (script type). Many changes were made, there's some incompatibilities with old scripts, thanks for reading release notes (file NEWS or link below)
- config file for plugins
- color management in IRC messages (compatible with other IRC clients, including mIrc)
- full UTF-8 support
- smart hotlist
- server mixed on one window (optional)
- partial highlights
- improved completion, customizable

WeeChat download page
v0.1.6 ChangeLog
Release notes (NEWS file)

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Version 0.1.5 ()

WeeChat 0.1.5 is available!

News since last version are:
- added /ame command (send CTCP action to all channels of all connected servers),
- added setting "irc_notice_as_pv" to see notices as pv,
- added nicks colors in setup file,
- added /ignore and /unignore commands,
- signal SIGQUIT is now ignored,
- jump to next server now saves current channel buffer for each server,
- ctrl-up/ctrl-down keys added to call previous/next command in global history (common to all buffers),
- many major bugs fixed.

WeeChat download page
v0.1.5 ChangeLog

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Paypal donations ()

WeeChat project now accepts donations via Paypal account, with secured payment.

Donations page

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Version 0.1.4 ()

WeeChat 0.1.4 is available!

News since last version are:
- new keyboard management, fully customizable
- DCC timeout and auto resume failed transfers
- new color for private messages (in hotlist)
- new colors for join and part/quit (arrows)
- customizable highlights with irc_highlight var
- command /amsg added
- channels auto-prefixed by "#" for /join command
- added time with seconds in infobar
- many bugs fixed.

Note for users upgrading to version 0.1.4 from old version:
Config parameter "irc_infobar_timestamp" should be modified to remove time.
For example, replace "%B, %A %d %Y - %H:%M" by "%B, %A %d %Y".

WeeChat download page
v0.1.4 ChangeLog

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Version 0.1.3 ()

WeeChat 0.1.3 is available!

News since last version are:
- IPv6 added
- SSL added
- proxy support added (http, socks4, socks5)
- /set command now completed
- channels notify now saved in config file
- many bugs fixed.

WeeChat download page
v0.1.3 ChangeLog

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Version 0.1.2 ()

WeeChat 0.1.2 is available!

News since last version are:
- Python plugin support, Perl interface improved
- nicklist scroll keys (Alt+{home/end/pgup/pgdn} or F11/F12)
- DCC files transfer rate
- buffers timestamp can now be changed
- compile is ok under *BSD and Mac OS X
- missing IRC commands added (307, 341, 485, 671)
- fixed some bugs: crash when purging old DCC, crash with 64-bits arch (like AMD64) when converting UTF-8, nicklist sort.

Add-on, 2005-05-24: fixed crash at startup and Perl/Python detection, version is now 0.1.2.1.

WeeChat download page
v0.1.2 ChangeLog

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Version 0.1.1 ()

WeeChat 0.1.1 is available!

News since last version are:
- new display engine: doesn't cut words at end of lines
- DCC send (file) and DCC chat
- FIFO pipe for remote control
- connection to IRC server is now made by child process (non blocking)
- nicks count for channel buffers
- crash dump when WeeChat receives SIGSEGV (Segmentation fault)
- new commands: /ban, /unban, /kickban, /halfop, /dehalfop
- UnrealIrcd IRC servers support
- spanish translation
- bugs fixed (display and commands)

WeeChat download page
v0.1.1 ChangeLog

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Version 0.1.0 ()

WeeChat 0.1.0 is available!

News since last version are:
- improved /window command: now split and merge are ok
- away nicks are now displayed with another color (new option: "irc_away_check")
- added away indicator in status bar
- added lag indicator (and auto-disconnect after a delay if important lag)
- improved completion: now completes commands arguments (IRC and internal)
- improved /set command: empty strings are allowed, new colors, server options can be changed while WeeChat is running
- added default away/part/quit messages in config file
- new [irc] section in config file
- added new options for charset (UTF-8 support)
- fixed many memory leaks
- fixed commands: /op, /deop, /voice, /devoice, /me, /away
- many bugs fixed.

WeeChat download page
v0.1.0 ChangeLog

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