Neither one nor Many
Software engineering blog about my projects, geometry, visualization and music.
Yes, having switched to Linux and using XChat, I now first realize how slow mIRC is (connecting to my bouncer, joining all kinds of channels, replaying scrollback, etc.-- mirc takes a few seconds, where XChat is "instant"), but I don't care. It's still my client of choice for Windows.
On Tweakers IRC network, it is custom for a lot of people to indicate their away status with
/nick <nickname>|afk and such. That makes sense, but XChat does something "smart", it periodically
/who's all channels to know whom are away so it can color those in light grey in the nicklist. Cool feature I thought! So I "extended" my nicklisting coloring mirc script, by adding
aways.ini. It's no longer necessary to keep changing your nickname with an away status (on freenode it isn't even allowed in some channels ).
It's a pity that such an inefficient implementation is required ("pull"ing /who
aways.ini depends on
nicklist.ini, also downloadable there. (
nicklist.ini still works without
aways.ini, it will then use light grey at random instead.)