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Development is under way to standardise a IRC services protocol.See this forum post for a list of changes or to leave comments. See this forum post for a list of changes or to leave comments.The most notable improvement is probably the moveable components, that is, you can move the userlist and tree around to different positions with the mouse [youtube video].The problem does not exist if Firefox is your default browser.A major new version of XChat for Windows has been released today: 2.8.7.The overall usage of IRC has declined a lot over the past few years with users jumping ship to instant messengers such as Windows Live Messenger, and now to mobile chatting applications such as Whats App, Viber, Skype, We Chat, etc.

Although IRC is not commonly being used these days, there are still some small and independent companies that uses IRC as a channel to offer free chat support.

We will be supporting an effort at and I urge all IRC server authors to get involved.

This is all designed to make registering nick-names and logging in to IRC easier for end-users. Currently you can test 2.7.90 on Linux, feedback would be appreciated.

Some of the new features including screenshots are listed in this forum post.

Update 15/Apr/08: This version has now been superseded by 2.8.7a.

An easier solution to avoid installing unnecessary software and bypassing your firewall restriction is to use a web-based IRC client.