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I know there are workarounds for opening IRC links with XChat, but I'm looking for clients that does this automatically. I'm quite aware of Chatzilla as well, but it has a certain limitation I'm cannot to entertain. Preferably, those clients should meet the following criteria:

  • DCC support
  • GTK application, or anything that works in LXDE without pulling too many dependencies
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It would help us if you can tell us what that limitation you cite is? – user33877 Nov 30 '11 at 2:31
@it'sme The inability to automatically accept DCC requests. – Oxwivi Nov 30 '11 at 5:23
okay right. thanks for the clarification. – user33877 Nov 30 '11 at 8:34

There is console version: IRCII

I do not know about DCC (to be honest), but I have used pidgin many times and had no issues with it: Pidgin

I have found this which seems to have support:Smuxi

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Smuxi, I'm not sure about URI integration, however there's certainly no DCC support. Pidgin has no URI integration either. – Oxwivi Nov 28 '11 at 19:31
A better link for IRCII would be much appreciated. :) – Oxwivi Nov 28 '11 at 19:33
@Oxwivi the official link for IRCII: link – Carlos Fernández San Millán Nov 28 '11 at 20:53

I don't know if it will be light-weight enough for you but Konversation might fit the bill.

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309 MB more will be taken up if I want to install Konversation in LXDE... – Oxwivi Nov 29 '11 at 9:57
I guess not then ;-) – Manfred Moser Nov 29 '11 at 18:48

The X chat link indeed is very script orientated but the easy way is this X chat command

/set gui_url_mod = 0

Just make sure to shut down X chat normally and it will be remembered.

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Looked this command up, it's for a completely different issue. – Oxwivi Dec 1 '11 at 10:59

The Opera browser offers a built-in IRC client. No logging, though, which can be a turn-off.

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