XChat 2.8.6, a very powerful IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client for Linux, was released on June 11, 2008.
If you already have XChat installed from the repositories and want to set up the new version, first make sure to remove the one you already installed:
apt-get remove xchat
In order to compile and install XChat 0.8.6, do:
apt-get build-dep xchat
This will install XChat's dependencies. Next, get the source code from here, uncompress it and issue the usual commands in the xchat-2.8.6 directory:
The last one as root.
XChat 2.8.6 - Connected to OFTC
Updated: Jun 14, 2008 (Created: Jun 14, 2008)