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 +====== How to install XChat ======
 +[[wp>XChat]] is a pretty [[wp>Internet_relay_chat|IRC]] client.
 +
 +This is the few needed steps to install and configurate it.
 +
 +===== Download =====
 +
 +You can download it at this url : http://xchat.org/download.html.
 +
 +==== Windows users ====
 +
 +The Windows release provided by the [[http://xchat.org|xchat.org]] website is now a shareware.
 +Use one of the releases listed on [[http://xchatdata.net/Using/BuildLineup|XChatData]].
 +
 +===== Installation =====
 +
 +==== GNU/Linux Debian ====
 +
 +The lastest xchat version is present into the Debian unstable release
 +
 +Install the [[http://packages.debian.org|xchat]] package :
 +
 +  $> sudo apt-get install xchat
 +
 +You can't make more simple ;-)
 +
 +==== GNU/Linux Redhat/Fedora ====
 +
 +Download the lastest rpm binary release Fed : http://www.xchat.org/files/binary/rpm/
 +
 +And install it :
 +
 +  $> sudo rpm -Uvh xchat-*.rpm
 +
 +==== GNU/Linux Gentoo ====
 +
 +Update your portage tree:
 +
 +  $> sudo emerge --sync
 +
 +And install it :
 +
 +  $> sudo emerge -av xchat
 + 
 +
 +==== Windows ====
 +
 +Download the lastest windows binary release : http://www.silverex.info/download/
 +
 +The XChat binary win32 will provide a classic installation wizard. By using the default wizard settings,
 +you will obtain a nice XChat icon into your desktop.
 +
 +===== Server Configuration =====
 +
 +If you want to access to the [[http://irc.tryphon.org|Tryphon IRC server]], follow this procedure.
 +
 +==== Add the Tryphon Network ====
 +
 +  * Start XChat
 +  * If your first start, you will see the server list window. Otherwise, use the ''XChat > Server List'' (''Ctrl+S'') menu to obtain the same window.
 +  * Fill the **User Information**
 +  * Add a new **Network** //Tryphon//
 +
 +
 +==== Configure the Tryphon Server ====
 +
 +  * **Edit** this new Network
 +  * Add a new **Server** ''irc.tryphon.org/6667''
 +  * Fill the Network properties :
 +    * choose the character set ''UTF-8''
 +
 +==== Other IRC Network ====
 +
 +For an another IRC network, check if it is included in the default list. If not, create it with the same procedure, choose the right hostname and port number. Note that most of the time, SSL isn't used.
 +
 +===== Tips =====
 +
 +==== Change the charset ====
 +
 +Primary, see the [[http://www.xchat.org/encoding.html|xchat related documentation page]].
 +
 +You can change your XChat charset with the undocumented command ''/charset'' :
 +
 +  /charset UTF8
 
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