A new version of the popular XChat client for Windows has been released.
This post on the XChat forum highlights some of the new features, illustrated with screenshots.
Highlights include /WHOIS information in nicklist on right-click, settings like tray icon blinking on a per-channel basis and support for colors in places as channel lists and topic bar.
The Windows built went shareware due to the costs of compiling for this platform. Free builds from the otherwise still open source code are released by third parties including Silverex. These builds are usually released at a later date.