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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Story… with screenshots ()

WeeChat story page is now available, as screenshots. You can see differences between all versions in one view!
Development version is visible too, and frequently updated.

WeeChat story

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WeeChat users map ()

A map of developers, contributors and users is now available. Everybody is invited to add nick/location to this map.

WeeChat map

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WeeChat will merge with irssi ()

After discussion with irssi developers, both projects are going to merge in the next weeks.
Most of WeeChat features will not be available in first merged versions, but they will be in a few months.
This merge will give missing features to WeeChat and give new from irssi.

WeeChat developers will not take part into final client (which should be renamed to "weerssi").

Update: it is of course an april joke :-)

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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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