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README


irssi


 * ABOUT

Irssi is an IRC client made with GTK+ toolkit and (optional) GNOME libraries.
A small text mode version is also somewhat working, there's also a really
simple daemon version which just loads "bot" plugin (which doesn't exist).
I'd also like to see KDE version but someone else will have to do it.


 * FEATURES

See COMMANDS file for list of all commands irssi knows.

I've been asked quite a lot about why should one use irssi, what does it do
that other IRC clients don't? Well, to tell you the truth, I have no idea :)
Still I've got a lot of mails saying it's the best GUI IRC client they've
ever used :) Let's see.. It should be easy to use, it has most of the
features IRC client needs and it's pretty stable. Here's a small list of what
it does:

 - Nice configuration :) Especially the color settings.
 - You can connect to multiple servers. Irssi is also IRC network aware so
   you can specify some settings to work only in specified IRC networks.
 - Automatically connect to IRC server(s) at startup, automatically join to
   channels when connected
 - All code is nonblocking, it won't hang while connecting to server or
   opening DCC connection. Host lookups are done in separate processes.
 - DCC send, receive and chat with GUI
 - GNOME panel support, channels and queries are displayed in GNOME panel
   where you can easily see which channels have been updated (label turns to
   red) and click in them to open the channel.
 - Doubleclicking URL in text widget launches specified web/ftp/email client,
   also doubleclicking channel/nick join to channel or creates query.
 - Aliases, ignores, autoignoring when flooding, notify lists, completing
   specified words with tab (like home<tab> -> http://my.home.page),
   hilighting lines with specified texts
 - Smart nick completion
 - Configurable logging support
 - You can use ZVT widget to print texts, it's really fast so you can be
   joined to many high traffic channels and irssi won't slow up
 - Plugins support, creating plugins is really easy.
 - Lots of nice GUI stuff :)


 * INSTALLATION

./configure
make
make install

Configure can use these parameters (all of these defaults to yes):

 --with-proplist=dir	Specify libPropList directory
 --with-servertest	Build test irc server which you can use to try crash
                        irc clients
 --without-gnome       	Build without GNOME libraries
 --without-gnome-panel	Build without GNOME panel
 --without-imlib	Build without Imlib library
 --without-socks       	Build without socks library
 --without-textui	Build without text mode version
 --enable-memdebug     	Enable memory debugging, great for finding memory
			leaks
 --enable-gtk-hebrew    Enable Hebrew support - see README-HEBREW

There's also some others, you can get a full list with ./configure --help

If you don't want to run irssi in panel, add --no-applet to command line
parameters.


 * BUGS / SUGGESTIONS

See TODO file if it is already listed in there - if not send me email..


 * AUTHOR

Timo Sirainen, cras@irccrew.org, cras/ircnet/#irssi, http://xlife.dhs.org/irssi/