These Windows builds of XChat are grouped into recent activity, and listed by the builder's name or organization. Unless otherwise specified, these builds are free (available at no cost, built with code licensed under the GPL), unofficial, and have plugin capability. Included scripting language and other plugins are listed. Plugins are compatible with any build.
In XChat 2.8.6, builds other than the official build will appear as YChat (unless otherwise changed).
If you know of or are participating in a build not listed, please let us know at #xchat @ freenode
Information for Windows Builds
Dynamic builds may handle Right to Left fonts better than Static builds with a bit different font handling.
The interface has a more-native appearance and feel more responsive than with dynamic GTK.
Static builds do not suffer from some of the visual bugs present in other builds.
Support for "DCC64" means that DCC transfers can be used for large (multiple gigs) files. Support for a "DCC server" means that other clients can be allowed to request and automatically download files of your choosing (usually accessed through the /dccserver command).
Obsidian2 fserve (DCC file server), a Perl script, is available from ender`.
SilvereX uses X-Tray in the system tray because of a crash in XChat's built in handling of the tray. In XChat-WDK X-Tray is an option during install, but built in plugin-tray is also usable.
For technical guides, try SilvereX's "Hackers Guide" to compiling XChat, or bviktor's How-to for building XChat using the XChat-WDK patchset
Older technical guides were REALLY old and a bit out of date. They were burned in a fire based on comments by one of the authors.