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
am switching to server side irc now with screens & irssi... Bit of work for me to get the hang of it, but finding it makes so much sense now.
I used that setup for a long long time but since I use visor I don't like to use other terminals and it's not so well for IRC that's why I switched to a GUI client. You can get pretty much the same behaviour with a bouncer so it's kinda alrigjt :)
but u still don't get a history for irc and teh room gets your connected/disconnected messages still no?
Depends on the bouncer I do get all messages that I missed while being disconnected and I can lookup the history if necessary… :) And nope no messages on the channel.