2008-09-30

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

  89 irssi
  57 ERC
  55 xchat
  13 rcirc
   9 bip
   6 Konversation
   5 mIRC
   5 Colloquy
   5 Purple
   4 WeeChat
   3 LimeChat
   2 CL
   2 Riece
   1 OMG
   1 wtf
   1 phooie
   1 n
   1 telnet
   1 Quassel
   1 schurger
   1 HydraIRC
   1 conspire
   1 epic4
   1 KVIrc
   1 Gaim
   1 PieSpy
   1 Circe
   1 Microsoft
   1 ctrlproxy
   1 Snak
   1 BitchX
   1 LostIRC
   1 Miranda
----
 275 total

IrcClientSurvey says how I produced the list.

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 issues: 2007-12-21. Next survey: 2009-04-02.

Overheard on #emacs:

21:08 jrockway
kensanata: i use irssi-proxy running under screen, and then connect to that with erc
21:08 jrockway
so… your survey is totally flawed!!111! ;)