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KVIrc is a free portable IRC client based on the excellent Qt GUI toolkit.


KVIrc is a free portable IRC client based on the excellent Qt GUI toolkit. KVirc is being written by Szymon Stefanek and the KVIrc Development Team with the contribution of many IRC addicted developers around the world.


  • User interface

    • Full GUI Based configuration
    • Floatable windows
    • Built-in help browser
    • Themes support (all configurable by GUI or scripting)
    • Pseudo-transparency support (up to the desktop on KDE)
    • Drag & Drop toolbar editing
    • Activity Notifier Pop-Up
    • Status bar with Applet support
    • Unread text mark
    • 14 Languages Translations
  • Network

    • Proxy support (SOCKSv4, SOCKSv5, HTTP)
    • Full IPv6 support (also for DCC transfers)
    • SSL support (also over IPv6)
    • Micryption support
  • Core

    • Modular architecture: unfrequently used features reside in external modules and are loaded only when necessary
    • Extensibility: a huge API for writing extension modules
    • UNICODE support
  • IRC

    • Multi-server connection
    • Notify lists (yes, WATCH is supported)
    • Ignore lists
    • Registered users database
    • Lag meter
    • Configurable logging
    • Standard DCC CHAT and SEND (with resume) support
    • Extended DCC types: VOICE, RSEND, GET, RECV
    • DCC CHAT over SSL
    • DCC bandwidth limit (ability to set it “on the fly”)
  • Scripting

    • Built-in scripting language interpreter
      • scalars, arrays and hashes…
      • aliases
      • popups
      • events
      • scriptable toolbars
      • Perl support
      • Ability to translate scripts (by the means of the tr() function)
    • Objects support in scripting language: yes, now you can do OOP


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