Smuxi IRC client finally reached the 1.0 release. Here’s how to install or upgrade it in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivatives, e.g., Linux Mint 13/17.x, Elementary OS Freya and Luna.
Smuxi is an open-source, distributed and user-friendly IRC / Twitter / XMPP / Campfire / JabbR client for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X based on GNOME / GTK+.
The 1.0 release was announced recently when it’s 10 years old and features:
- Message Persistence – messages sent and received are now stored on the disk in a way they can automatically be retrieved/loaded when you restart Smuxi.
- new command line tool
smuxi-message-bufferallows to convert and export the message history.
- 4 new plugins:
- topic-diff: Shows the word differences of the topic after topic changes. (meebey)
- away-nick: Automatically appends and removes $AWAY_SUFFIX to/from the nick name when you go away using the /away command or by disconnecting all frontends from the smuxi-server. (meebey)
- system-info: Shows system info. Includes system kernel version, distro name, and CPU vendor information. (AK0)
- now-playing: This plugin is not new but was rewritten in Python to get rid of the spaghetti code monster which was written in Bash. (jamesaxl)
- UI, text frontend, twitter and other enhancements. See details
Install/Upgrade Smuxi in Ubuntu:
1. Open terminal from the Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut keys. When it opens, run command to add its stable PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:meebey/smuxi-stable
2. If you have an old version installed on your system, just launch Software Updater/Update Manager and upgrade the software after checking for updates.
Or use Synaptic Package Manager (available in Software Center) to check for updates and install Smuxi 1.0:
For those who are familiar with command line, just run below commands one by one:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install smuxi