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ChatZilla with Midnight theme and black motif
Developer(s) James Ross, Robert Ginda, Samuel Sieb, Gijs Kruitbosch
Stable release 0.9.86  (2009-12-13; 30 days ago) [+/−]
Written in JavaScript, XUL
Platform Cross-platform
Available in Catalan, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Development status Active
Type IRC client
License Tri-licensed: MPL / GPL / LGPL

ChatZilla is a "clean, easy to use and highly extensible IRC client, built on the Mozilla platform".[1] It is written entirely in JavaScript,[2] supported by XUL, CSS and HTML.

It is designed to run on any platform on which Mozilla runs, such as Mac OS, Linux, BSD, Microsoft Windows, Solaris, IRIX, BeOS, AIX, HP-UX, and OS/2. It currently supports most standard features of IRC clients, including connections to multiple servers, a built-in list of standard networks, easy searching and sorting of available channels, logging, DCC chat and file transfers, plus easy customization with scripts and styles.[1] It also supports IPv6, SSL,[3] and UTF-8[4] by default. JavaScript is used as the scripting language.[5] Messages are styled using CSS,[6] which means that the style of the client can be easily changed, including one that places photographs next to the names of users who speak in the channel. DCC, which allows users to transfer files and chat directly between one another, is supported[7] but with no resume for file transfers.[7]

ChatZilla is currently included with SeaMonkey[8] as well as being available for Mozilla Firefox as an optional extension.[9] It is also available as a standalone version which runs on top of XULRunner.[10]

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ChatZilla with Midnight theme and black motif
Developer:James Ross, Robert Ginda, Samuel Sieb, Gijs Kruitbosch
Latest release:0.9.86 / December 13, 2009
Use: IRC client

License:Tri-licensed: MPL / GPL / LGPL

ChatZilla is an IRC client made by Mozilla that is free of charge. It is programmed in JavaScript and XUL. Its first public release date was in 2001. The latest stable version (0.9.86) was made in 2009. It is licensed under MPL, GPL, and LGPL.

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