ssh + screen + irssi
Posted Jan 16, 2007 20:31 UTC (Tue) by kmself
In reply to: The Grumpy Editor's Guide to graphical IRC clients
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's Guide to graphical IRC clients
I tend to leave an active session up to Freenode's #debian and a few other channels. Hop on and off as time permits. And irssi simply rocks.
I've tried a number of the graphical clients (Gaim, Kopete, Chatzilla, XChat), and would consider most of them stopgaps until I could get irssi installed and running on a system. They do have the advantage of being multi-protocol clients, however, generally supporting IRC, Jabber, AIM, YIM, and other protocols / chat services, which can have its uses.
Incidentally, if you are stuck with Gaim, there's a UI-de-crufting tool, Gaim Extended Preferences which I strongly recommend. Mostly succeeds in losing a bunch of real-estate grabbing icons and toolbars and leaving you with a simple conversation box, text entry, and user list. Almost not even annoying.
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