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Current Version: (September 3, 2009)

MacIrssi is a powerful, free, open source IRC client that is based on the *nix IRC client irssi (, combining the power of the irssi engine with an elegant and flexible GUI. MacIrsse supports all of the themes and scripts available at without modification.

Version adds/changes the following:

  • Note: As of, Perl is only available while running MacIrssi on Snow Leopard.
  • MacIrssi no longer crashes on launch when the PPC version is executed on Tiger.
  • Using /quit to close MacIrssi now actually closes the application.
  • URL recognition is no longer hyper-active. URLs are only recognised when prefixed with a protocol:// specifier but will recognise domain names without any full-stops.
  • The 10th server and channel now have a Command-Option-0 and Command-0 shortcut mapped to them.
  • Serverops are now listed above channel ops in the nicklist.

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Also Consider . . .

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