Selection_001[2]Smuxi IRC client – which impressed us considerably in our previous review – has released a new version packed with updates and fixes.

Smuxi 0.7.2, codenamed ‘Lovegood’, sees 32 bug fixes and 17 new features some of which are: –

  • file logging
  • configurable highlight words
  • fully customizable filters to ignore messages or events
  • markerlines which device old messages from new messages
  • enhanced network status
  • window title format
  • extended CTCP support
  • Fixed messages sometimes sent to the wrong network
  • Fixed numerous twitter feature issues
  • New translations

Full list of fixes n’ features can be gawped at on Smuxi’s roadmap @


You know the drill by now: Smuxi has a PPA (Jaunty through Lucid) and you should add and install the IRC client this way to ensure you stay up-to-date with the latest fixes and features.

Open a terminal and paste the following two lines to install Smuxi:-

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:meebey/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install smuxi
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