2007-12-21

It’s time for the irregular EmacsChannel ChatClient test again!

  51 irssi
  49 ERC
  35 xchat
   8 rcirc
   4 Colloquy
   4 Purple
   3 Circe
   3 mIRC
   2 Konversation
   2 Opera
   1 Linkinus
   1 Riece
   1 nil
   1 epic4
   1 HydraIRC
   1 PieSpy
   1 sirc
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 168 total

IrcClientSurvey says how I produced the list.

Manual fixes include merging “irssi” and “Irssi” as well as “xchat” and “X-Chat” (which orginally registered as “X”).

Irssi, ERC, and XChat continue dominating the list. I think irssi remains popular because people keep it running inside GNU screen sessions.

“Purple” seems to refer to libpurple which is used by Pidgin & Gaim.

Previous survey: 2007-02-06. Next survey: 2008-09-30.

AlexSchroeder