Software Alternatives & Reviews

Thoughts on the state of the freenode IRC network - Edward Kmett

Recommended and mentioned products

  1. Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client based on the Qt4 framework.

  2. A free and open-source chat client for your website

    ConverseJS is also a pretty solid web client, and it's easy to host as well.
  3. An advanced purely-functional programming language

    I vote for either staying in IRC or moving to Matrix, preferably haskell.org runs its own instance. I don’t see any better option.
  4. Matrix is an open standard for decentralized persistent communication over IP.

    I would also consider https://matrix.org/docs/projects/client/matrix-ircd option. I’m not sure how stable it is but in general it’s an IRC interface for Matrix network. matrix.org maybe even runs some, I didn’t try it. But I’ve tried and still use XMPP bridge for instance. You could join Matrix rooms from XMPP. For instance (these are XMPP MUCs):.