Is XChat-GNOME dead?

Asked by Mads Peter Rommedahl on 2009-08-25

It seems that XChat-GNOME hasn't been updated since 2007 (at least that's the way their project page appear). Is development dead? Should we just go with plain XChat instead?

I would like to use XChat-GNOME because I like to have my programs well integrated in the desktop, but I don't wanna get stuck with an app that's hopelessly obsolete.

Anyone who knows anything?

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Hemanth (hemanth-hm) said : #1


upstream hasnt released a new version since then

Yeah, I know. Does that mean that we can conclude that XChat-GNOME is abandoned for good? Do anyone even have contact to the developers?

If it's obsolete, then I guess it wouldn't make much sense having it in the official repos..

Actually, I've just been told on IRC that XChat-GNOME is very much alive. See

Best Jayson Vaughn (thedonvaughn) said : #4

Yes, Xchat-Gnome is still active.

You can watch their activity at their git repo:

Hope this clears up the confusion!

Thanks Jayson Vaughn, that solved my question.

Jeremy Nickurak (nickurak) said : #6

Seems it was resurrected, and then died again. Been another few years without any real updates.