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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] New: hexchat-2.10.2-2
- From: Mike DePaulo <mikedep333 at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:35:27 -0400
- Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] New: hexchat-2.10.2-2
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- References: <announce dot 1440795943 dot 18308 dot 24 dot camel at cygwin dot com>
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On 08/28/2015 05:05 PM, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
> The following packages have been added to the Cygwin distribution:
> * hexchat-2.10.2-2
> * hexchat-devel-2.10.2-2
> * hexchat-perl-2.10.2-2
> * hexchat-python-2.10.2-2
> HexChat is a graphical IRC client based on XChat.
FYI to Cygwin users,
XChat is dead. its last release was 2.8.9 in 2010. And its main
developer charged money for proprietary Windows builds without gaining
the licensing consent of other contributors 1st!
HexChat is the de-facto continuation of XChat. It was originally known
as XChat-WDK because it only targeted Windows, and was built using the
WDK. It renamed itself to HexChat once it became a general-purpose
cross-platform replacement for XChat.
Many Linux distros still offer both XChat and Hexchat. But their
versions of Xchat are merely 2.8.9 (2010) or 2.8.8 (2010) with a bunch
Compare XChat to OpenOffice:
XChat is an important part of open source history, but that is also what
it is at this point in time.
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