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consider transition from XChat to HexChat
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A user on IRC reported, that XChat is no longer maintained upstream and that there is a actively maintained replacement called HexChat.


  • Learn more about HexChat, check if we should and can replace XChat with HexChat

Depending on that, TODO:

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Patrick changed the task status from Open to Review.Jan 4 2016, 11:11 PM

Added a bunch of commits to Both, and do now also support HexChat. This was the simpler solution than renaming these packages.

transition from xchat to hexchat

have anon-workstation-default-applications depend on hexchat rather than xchat

Check if HexChat has all the expected privacy settings after a new build.

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