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HexChat IRC client


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There are versions of this package awaiting moderation . See the Version History section below.

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Requires KB2919355

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 4/26/2018.

HexChat is a fork of XChat which is free for Linux and Windows. It was originally named XChat-WDK and was created as an alternative to the Shareware version of XChat for Windows, but changed its name because it went far beyond being a simple Windows only version of XChat and efforts to merge into XChat officially hit a dead-end

To install HexChat IRC client, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install hexchat

To upgrade HexChat IRC client, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade hexchat


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'hexchat'
    $installerType = 'EXE'
    $url = ''
    $url64 = ''
    $silentArgs = '/SILENT' # "/s /S /q /Q /quiet /silent /SILENT /VERYSILENT"
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$url" "$url64"  -validExitCodes $validExitCodes

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Berke Viktor


Copyright (C) 1998-2010 Peter Zelezny. Copyright (C) 2009-2016 Berke Viktor.


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
HexChat IRC client 2.14.2 150 Monday, September 24, 2018 waiting for maintainer
HexChat IRC client 2.12.4 2664 Thursday, April 27, 2017 approved
HexChat IRC client 1713 Sunday, July 3, 2016 approved
HexChat IRC client 2.12.1 235 Tuesday, May 3, 2016 approved
HexChat IRC client 2.12.0 684 Tuesday, March 15, 2016 approved
HexChat 2.10.2 881 Monday, December 7, 2015 approved
HexChat IRC client 2.10.1 2072 Sunday, November 9, 2014 approved
HexChat IRC client 2.10.0 656 Friday, July 18, 2014 approved
HexChat IRC client 622 Monday, December 23, 2013 approved
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