Posted by cras
I don’t think I’ll be updating irssi for a while (except maybe bugfixes..). I’m actually pretty much got bored of doing it. However, I’m sure the i2k will come some day :) Maybe soon (Q1 of ‘00 even? :) and probably with different name. I’ll put updates about it here.
Plans about i2k .. well, I’m going to concentrate more into the text version of it .. maybe we’ll finally get ircii killer? :) ircii sources are IMHO pretty horrible so it shouldn’t be too hard job ;) I thought about making it as epic much compatible as possible, maybe even be able to run epic scripts. And I’ll do the scripting (epic, perl, python, ..) support as plugins, so if you don’t need epic (or whatever) scripting support, you just don’t load the plugin. Only minor drawback of this would be that everyone will create scripts with different languages and soon you would need to load all of the plugins anyway… Anyway, the goal is to make it faster, eat less memory, have a lot more understandable sources and be a lot easier to write expansions without needing to add lots of bloat to the main binary (like bitchx) than ircii (based clients).
After I get this done I’ll start thinking of GTK/GNOME/KDE (probably not plain QT :) frontends.