HexChat is a graphical IRC client based on XChat.
USE flags for net-irc/hexchat Graphical IRC client based on XChat
||Enable dbus support for anything that needs it (gpsd, gnomemeeting, etc)|
||Enable sound event support using media-libs/libcanberra|
||Enable desktop notification support|
||Enable proxy support.|
||Build Checksum plugin (needs plugins)|
||Build FiSHLiM plugin (needs plugins )|
||Build SysInfo plugin (needs plugins)|
||Add optional support/bindings for the Python language|
||Build the theme manager (mono)|
emerge --ask net-irc/hexchat
HexChat stores user specific configuration files in the ~/.config/hexchat/ directory.
Settings can be modified graphically via the Settings tab or using the /set command from the command-line interface.
In HexChat, enable SSL connections in Network List (Ctrl+S)> Freenode > Edit.
In order to automatically reconnect after sleep/hibernate mode, enter the /set net_ping_timeout 31 command.