As you may know, HexChat is an IRC client,. It is based on XChat, but works on both Windows and Linux / Unix. The latest version available is HexChat 22.214.171.124, which brings some improvements to the previous version. Among others, it improves the IRCv3 support, extends the support for SASL, including AES encryption and BLOWFISH, gets a new option fr choosing the authentication methods, speed improvements and many others.
In this article I will show you how to install HexChat 126.96.36.199 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pear OS 8, Pear OS 7 and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it is available via PPA, installing HexChat 188.8.131.52 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to the system, update the local repository index and install the hexchat package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/hexchat-stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install hexchat
Unity integration with Hexcat Indicator in Ubuntu 14.04:
$ sudo apt-get install –no-install-recommends bzr build-essential libmessaging-menu-dev gnome-common libgtk2.0-dev libunity-dev
$ bzr branch lp:hexchat-indicator
$ cd hexchat-indicator/
$ sudo make install
$ cp ./.libs/indicator.so ~/.config/hexchat/addons/