Xchat-2.8.0 came out a few days ago.
It has a new feature; a configurable system tray icon.
I installed it in Edgy using the CLI:
First make sure you have the multiverse and universe repositories set up.
sudo apt-get install fakeroot build-essential checkinstall
sudo apt-get build-dep xchat
if you see this message :
You must put some ‘source’ URIs in your sources.list
you have to uncomment (remove the # from) the deb-src lines in /etc/apt/sources.list with your preferred editor
sudo “your preferred editor” /etc/apt/sources.list
For KDE usually kate is used, for Gnome gedit is a common editor, a nice command line editor is nano.
Now in your console:
tar -xvjf xchat-2.8.0.tar.bz2
fakeroot checkinstall (simply hit enter for any question)
sudo dpkg -i xchat_2.8.0-1_i386.deb
(re)start Xchat and have fun with your latest version of xchat 🙂
.debs made with checkinstall are for personal usage only.