Why is XChat still in the distro?

Anthony Papillion anthony at cajuntechie.org
Thu Oct 23 20:52:08 UTC 2014

A few months ago, pre 14.04 release, there was a vote regarding keeping
XChat as the default IRC client or replacing it. Obviously, since XChat
is still there, the vote went towards keeping it.

But why?

As I understand it, XChat hasn't been touched since 2010. Why are we not
using something maintained and newer like Hexchat?


Anthony Papillion

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