xchat on OSX / Command as alt
Hi all, long time no see :)
Lately I got more and more unstatisfied with Colloquy so I decided to go back to xchat. Since xchat aqua seems unmaintained I opted for "the real thing" on X11. Unfortunately MacPorts once again failed to build it (I think I never managed to sucessfully build something with it that has some deps) so I had too look for something else.
Bruno pointed me at Homebrew which looks totally awesome. There was no Formula for xchat but it was pretty easy to create one. After only two hours my commit was accepted and it's in the main branch now :)
To be able to nicely switch channels I decided to map the command (⌘) key to alt aka meta. For that purpose I added the following lines to my ~/.Xmodmap:
clear Mod1 clear Mod2 keycode 63 = Meta_L keycode 66 = Mode_switch add Mod1 = Meta_L add Mod2 = Mode_switch