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Smuxi IRC Client Gets Major Update with Twitter OAuth Support

Smuxi is an irssi-inspired, flexible, user-friendly and cross-platform IRC client for sophisticated users, targeting the GNOME desktop.

From the Developer's website:
Development of Smuxi started in 2004 making an IRC client that fits the needs I could not satisfy with irssi. I was using irssi over 4 years and it's the best the IRC client I have used so far. Most annoying was that it didn't integrate at all into my desktop experience (such as mouse / clipboard / theming / highlight handling). Thus irssi inspired lots of features and commands seen in Smuxi. Smuxi pioneered the separated engine / frontend concept inside a single graphical client application and has been the focus of development since ever then.

  • All the basic IRC client features like support for multiple networks, filters, nicknames, keyboard shortcuts, auto-connect, clickable urls, theming, channel list, search etc.
  • Support for Twitter
  • Multiple Language Support
  • For a detailed list of features, go here
New features and improvements this release (version 0.8) codename 'Godsend':
  • Support for OAuth twitter authentication
  • Multiple Twitter Account Support
  • Desktop Notifications
  • Messaging menu integration 
  • More distinct nick colours by using a combination of colours 
  • Use of Nick colours for user lists 
  • Emphasis of own nick in bold, making it easier to distinguish sent messages 
  • Toggle-able menubar 
  • Full screen mode support for enhanced netbook experience 
  • Browse mode support 
  • Remembering of tab order when reconnecting to a smuxi-server
  • Sound support by notification daemons which support this extension 
  • Display of IRC network name instead of hostname in the tab 
  • Addition of 'Open Log' button for easy viewing of logs.

To install run following commands in terminal (for Lucid Only):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:meebey/ppa
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install smuxi 

Maverick users can download it from software centre.


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