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plugins 2004-06-23 zed [r583] plugin20.html: Note that hooks are auto-removed...
po 2004-06-19 zed [r582] dcc.c: Initialize starttime for sends.
src 2004-06-27 zed [r585] HACKING: Mention nmake (Nigel Jones).
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INSTALL 2003-02-09 zed [r191] *** empty log message ***
INSTALL.w32 2004-05-04 zed [r554] faq: Add q18.
Makefile.am 2003-06-12 zed [r355] add autogen.sh to EXTRA_DIST
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autogen.sh 2004-05-22 zed [r563] autogen.sh: Install mkinstalldirs manually for ...
config.h.w32 2004-06-04 zed [r572] outbound.c: Move the check for SERVCHAN up.
config.rpath 2004-06-04 zed [r572] outbound.c: Move the check for SERVCHAN up.
configure.in 2004-06-04 zed [r573] configure.in: Really bump the version.
faq.html 2004-05-04 zed [r554] faq: Add q18.
xchat.desktop 2003-07-28 zed [r429] add Comment[lt]. textfe off by default.
xchat.ico 2003-01-18 zed [r108] *** empty log message ***
xchat.png 2003-01-04 zed [r85] *** empty log message ***
xchat.spec 2004-06-04 zed [r572] outbound.c: Move the check for SERVCHAN up.

Read Me

X-Chat README
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 X-Chat Copyright (c) 1998-2004 By Peter Zelezny.

 This program is released under the GPL with the additional exemption
 that compiling, linking, and/or using OpenSSL is allowed. You may
 provide binary packages linked to the OpenSSL libraries, provided that
 all other requirements of the GPL are met. 
 See file COPYING for details.


What is it?
~~~~~~~~~~~
 X-Chat is an IRC client for UNIX operating systems. I.R.C. is Internet
 Relay Chat, see http://irchelp.org for more information about IRC in
 general. Xchat runs on most BSD and POSIX compliant operating systems.


Requirements:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 * GTK+ 2.x (this is available at http://www.gtk.org).

 X-Chat is known to work on, at least:

	* Linux
	* FreeBSD
	* OpenBSD
	* NetBSD
	* Solaris
	* AIX
	* IRIX
	* DEC/Compaq Tru64 UNIX
	* HP-UX 10.20 and 11
	* MacOS X
	* Windows 9x/ME/NT/XP/2000


Release Notes:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

* See http://xchat.org/cvs/#bugs for a list of outstanding bugs.

* If you used early 1.9 versions (1.9.0/1/2), you might want to delete
  ~/.xchat2/ to get new defaults (backup your servlist_.conf if you made
  major changes).

* By default, xchat will use Pango to render text. This is usually quite
  fast, if you have Pango 1.1 and Xft2 on your system. If you need to use
  Pango 1.0, or find text rendering slow, you can use the ./configure switch
  --enable-xft, which will bypass Pango. NB: --enable-xft will also remove
  some of Pango's nice i18n features, such as multiple fonts and bidi.
  If the text is still unbearably slow, disable font smoothing in Gnome2
  Font Preferences.

* Having trouble with character sets, umlauts, accented characters etc?
  Refer to: http://xchat.org/encoding.html


Notes for packagers:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 If you need your packages to work on i386, you don't need to compile with
 --disable-mmx, because it's also checked at run-time.


Python Scripts:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Scripts for 1.8.x are not compatible, and a brand new interface has be
 written. Documentation can be found here: http://xchat.org/docs.html.
 Consider using the Python interface for your scripts, it's a very nice
 API, allows for loading/unloading individual scripts, and gives you
 almost all the features of the C-Plugin API.


Perl Scripts:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Scripts for 1.8.x are compatible with the following exceptions:

* IRC::command will not interpret %C, %B, %U etc.

* user_list and user_list_short:
  If a user has both op and voice, only the op flag will be 1.

* add_user_list/sub_user_list/clear_user_list
  These functions do nothing.

* notify_list
  Not implemented. Always returns an empty list.

* server_list
  Lists servers that are not connected aswell.

* Some print events may have new names and some were added.

* Text printed by scripts must now be UTF8.

* Text passed to scripts (via add_message_handler) will be encoded in UTF8.


Autoloading Perl Scripts and Plugins
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 * X-Chat automatically loads, at startup:
	~/.xchat2/*.pl Perl scripts
	~/.xchat2/*.py Python scripts
	~/.xchat2/*.so Plugins
	$(libdir)/xchat/plugins/*.so plugins
	(this usually translates to /usr/lib/xchat/plugins/*.so)


Control Codes:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 %%     -  A single percentage sign
 %C     -  Control-C (mIRC color code)
 %B     -  Bold Text
 %U     -  Underline Text
 %R     -  Reverse Text
 %O     -  Reset all Text attributes
 %XXX   -  ASCII XXX (where XXX is a decimal 3 digit number)
           (Eg: %007 sends a BEEP)

 %Cforeground,background will produce a color code, eg: %C03,10