weechat 1.5 Chat App released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04

WeeChat 1.5 recently released, is a free, fast, light and extensible chat client. It was written from scratch, and is actively developed. WeeChat has a text interface and runs on many operating systems, such as Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Unix, GNU Hurd, Mac OS X, Windows (cygwin).


WeeChat Features

  • modular: a lightweight core with optional plugins
  • multi-protocols architecture (mainly IRC)
  • extensible with C, Python, Perl, Ruby, Lua, Tcl, Scheme and Javascript
  • fully documented and translated into several languages
  • a free program released under the GPLv3 license
  • an active project with a large community for scripts.

WeeChat 1.5 Changelog

  • add support of functions in API function “hook_process”
  • move of nick coloring options from irc plugin to core
  • move irc bar item “away” to core
  • add pointer in callbacks used in scripting API
  • add option irc.network.sasl_fail_unavailable
  • add Portuguese translations
  • many bugs fixed.

Install WeeChat 1.5 on Ubuntu 16.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vincent-c/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install weechat
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