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About WeeChat

WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client. It runs on many platforms like Linux, Unix, BSD, GNU Hurd, Mac OS X and Windows (Bash/Ubuntu and Cygwin).

WeeChat is:
  • modular: a lightweight core with optional plugins
  • multi-protocols architecture (mainly IRC)
  • extensible with C, Python, Perl, Ruby, Lua, Tcl, Scheme and Javascript
  • fully documented and translated into several languages
  • a free program released under the GPLv3 license
  • an active project with a large community for scripts.

Latest stable version of WeeChat is 1.8, released on May 13, 2017.

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You can follow latest WeeChat developments on:

You can help the WeeChat project in many ways:
  • translation: software, documentation and this web site
  • code: tests, bug reports, ideas for new features and patches
  • donation: any contribution is appreciated and important for motivation.
 

More ››Latest news

May 13, 2017 Version 1.8
Apr 22, 2017 Version 1.7.1 (security release)
Jan 15, 2017 Version 1.7
Dec 17, 2016 XZ packages
Oct 2, 2016 Version 1.6
May 1, 2016 Version 1.5
Jan 10, 2016 Version 1.4
Aug 16, 2015 Version 1.3

More ››Upcoming events

Jun 25, 2017 Version 1.9
Sep 3, 2017 Version 2.0
Jan 7, 2018 Version 2.1