XChat for Linux might be a bit more popular than Quassel IRC. We know about 1 link to it since March 2021 and only 1 link to Quassel IRC. We are tracking product recommendations and mentions on Reddit, HackerNews and some other platforms. They can help you identify which product is more popular and what people think of it.
I've been a massive user of IRC since the mid 90s... Have written lots of bots, scripts etc plus set up plenty of stuff to deal with being able to disconnect your client without missing out on anything (currently use https://quassel-irc.org/ with the daemon on a VPS). I was even l33t enough to "read bitchx.doc" back in the day... - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
Well not really, Ansible, Matrix and IRC are all not really apps, Ansible is an automation framework and Matrix and IRC are both protocols that any app can integrate with. The Matrix Gnome client is https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Fractal and there are decent looking IRC clients over the years but most are using awful stuff like XChat which looks like the screenshot on their website http://xchat.org/. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
HexChat - HexChat is a fork of XChat with bug fixes and new features.
mIRC - mIRC: Internet Relay Chat client
irssi - Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems.
Pidgin - Pidgin is an easy to use and free chat client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and more chat networks all at once.
WeeChat - WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client.
Kiwi IRC - A hand-crafted IRC client that you can enjoy. Designed to be used easily and freely.