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lightIRC v1.2.3 Build 101

As most already know, lightIRC is one of the most popular and most used Flash Clients used on IRC to this date. It has support for multiple languages, css styling, and even a webcam!

The newest version of lightIRC, recently released on Feb. 16, 2012 has added the following features:

  • Added Arabian (ar) translation
  • Parameter showVerboseUserInformation (default false) adds ident and host information for joins, parts and quits
  • Parameter targetFrame (default “_blank”) lets you specify the target frame for clicked URLs in the chat area
  • Fix: Focus did jump to channel input if identify password popup was open
  • Fix: Space key did accept webcam requests while typing a message
  • Fix: Errors occured if having webcam enabled without rtmfp parameter
  • Fix: webcamVideoOnly/webcamAudioOnly bug

lightIRC can be used for both personal use, as well as commercial use, which requires a special license. It can be easily used by all users no matter how IRC savvy they are. It can also be hosted either by yourself, or by using the lightIRC servers.

The most recent version can be obtained Here.

For more information regarding lightIRC, Click Here.

lightIRC 0.9.9 released

The free Flash IRC client lightIRC has been released on April 1st and that totally wasn’t an April Fools joke.

lightIRC 0.9.9 Channel View

lightIRC 0.9.9 Channel View

The webchat client adds new translations for Greek, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan and Bulgarian and is now available in a whopping total of 20 languages.

The need to access an authentication-file on has been removed and therefore it can now run on a LAN without any kind of Internet-access.

lightIRC 0.9.9 Channel Central

lightIRC 0.9.9 Channel Central

There have been a few miscellaneous fixes and a little code cleanup according to author valentin and the changelog also mentions a feature removal – The proxy feature has been dropped since it wasn’t “running good enough for production environments”.

The download of version 0.9.9 as well as the complete changelog can be found here.

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lightIRC Flash webchat releases 0.9.8

The lightIRC project just released version 0.9.8 of their free Flash webchat which contains a bunch of bugfixes and feature additions.

lightIRC Webinterface

lightIRC Webinterface

The biggest improvement probably is that the client now offers “basic SSL support” which is still marked being beta at this point.

A whole host of new parameters for better customization has been added – you now can predefine the ident, realname and quitmessage the client uses. Also a new translation has been added, lightIRC now speaks Polish ;)

A detailed changelog as well as the download can be found here.

lightIRC Flash webchat is updated to version 0.9.7

The lightIRC project just announced a new version of their Flash webchat, 0.9.7, which has the “longest changelog ever” and that it is “going straight to version 1.0″.

The list of bugfixes and feature additions is indeed pretty long – two new translations have been added (French and Albanian), you can now save your nickname and preferences so it remembers them once you come back and it also supports highlighting of your nickname now – to name just a few.

The UI also had a few usability improvements – /whois output in the user central looks cleaner now and the default bans are now set to match *!*@host instead of nick!*@*.

The full changelog as well as the download can be found here.

lightIRC flash webchat releases 0.9.6

lightIRC, the “fast, free, flash-based IRC client written in ActionScript 3″ just released version 0.9.6 of their embeddable webchat.

Quoting their webpage, “lightIRC supports channels, queries, a lot of IRC commands, some CTCP commands and is much customizable through StyleSheets” and also has “multi language support” as well as a “nice GUI to set kicks, bans and channel modes”.

lightIRC Webinterface

lightIRC Webinterface

Since this version, lightIRC got a webcam feature which uses the Red5 streaming server as its backend, though thats currently only available on their IRCd – but you can contact the author if “you are interested in purchasing the webcam extension for your IRC network”.

The complete changelog reads as follows:

  • Added buttons and icons for a better user experience. If you do not like it, the old lightIRC GUI can be restored with showNavigationBar = “no” and showActionsButton = “yes”
  • Right-click menu for the user list offers features to ignore/kick/ban/op/query users with one click
  • The commands /ignore nick, /unignore nick, /ignores make you able to mute people
  • Added translations for Dutch (nl), Swedish (se), Finnish (fi), Romanian (ro), Estonian (ee), Serbian Cyrillic (sr_cyr) and Serbian Latin (sr_lat)
  • Clicking a nickname in the chat area selects that user in the user list
  • Commands can be put into the parameter “perform” and will be executed on connect. Example: “/mode nick +x,/msg nick2 hello”
  • User list does not scroll to top anymore if a user joins or parts
  • Refactored user list sorting algorithm again (much faster in channels with many users and lots of joins/parts)
  • User list in channels is now draggable and can therefore be resized. Initial width can be set through userListWidth to any value >= 130 or 0 to hide the user list completely
  • Font color resets automatically to default if +c is set in a channel
  • Parameter “fontSize” lets you adjust how large fonts in text input and chat area should be displayed. It defaults to 12px
  • Changed the parameter infoLineColorCode to infoLineColor that takes now RGB values: default is #fc7f00
  • New sound for message alert
  • Parameter “doubleClickForQuery” (default: “no”) disables the user central and opens a query upon doubleclicking a nickname
  • Fix: Topic overflows the available space
  • Fix: When using /msg #channel or /msg nick the message will not be displayed to the chat area
lightIRC userlist popup

lightIRC userlist popup

You can find the download here.