is a popular free IRC
client for Unix
and Unix-like operating systems
, like Linux
, with a version for Windows
. Its graphical user interface
uses the GTK
+ graphics toolkit, featuring the use of tabbed windows
to represent IRC
server connections, channels and private messages.
XChat is highly extensible, featuring a plug-in architecture able to accept Perl, Python and binary (usually C) modules. It is released under the GNU General Public License.