free, distributed and user-friendly IRC client with Twitter, and XMPP/Jabber support for Linux, Windows and macOS based on GNOME / GTK+

And here we go again! We're proud to announce the new version of Smuxi, release 0.10 "Unexpected". During the development, 12 bug reports and 8 feature requests in 259 commits were worked on. Notable highlights in this release are:

GNOME Frontend Enhancements

Screenshot of Smuxi 0.10 on GNOME3 Screenshot of Smuxi 0.10 on Ubuntu Unity

Screenshot of Smuxi 0.10 on Windows 7 Screenshot of Smuxi 0.10 on Mac OS X

Screenshot of Smuxi 0.9's text frontend

Text Frontend Enhancements

Smuxi Hooks / Scripts / Plugins Support

After years of waiting we are more than happy to finally announce the added scripting support in Smuxi! You are probably thinking right now "so which scripting language is it?! C#? VB.NET? JavaScript? Perl? Python? Ruby? Maybe even PHP?" and here comes the best part: ALL OF THEM AND MORE! More? What else there would be... well, if you really want you can write Smuxi hooks in C, C++ or even assembler ;)

"How is this possible?"

It's Magic! No, just kidding. This is pure Unix technology taken from the 70s ported to a powerful messaging client. If you know what Git hooks, Nagios checks/plugins or CGI scripts are, then you already know what Smuxi hooks are, if you don't then continue reading this paragraph. Any executable program in a special location (hook points) will be executed when a specific event happens, like receiving a message. This program gets all information passed as environment variables, like who send the message (SENDER), what was the message (MSG), when was it received (MSG_TIMESTAMP_UNIX) etc. This program is also able to execute Smuxi commands by writing hook commands to the standard output.

Currently there are 2 main types of Smuxi hooks:

Smuxi hooks are maintained in the smuxi-hooks git repository. So if you want to share your written hook simply create a pull request against that repository on GitHub, other Smuxi users will be very thankful! Right now thre are only 2 proof-of-concept hooks available:

Installing Hooks

"Wow, I am completely amazed, but how can I install hooks?" For now you will need to either download the files of the hook into the same location into $HOME/.local/share/smuxi/hooks or by cloning the git repository and symlinking the files. Here is an example for each method:

Download Method
mkdir -p $HOME/.local/share/smuxi/hooks/frontend/command-manager/command-np/
cd $HOME/.local/share/smuxi/hooks/frontend/command-manager/command-np/
chmod +x
Git Clone Method
cd $HOME
git clone
mkdir -p $HOME/.local/share/smuxi/hooks/frontend/command-manager/command-np/
cd $HOME/.local/share/smuxi/hooks/frontend/command-manager/command-np/
ln -s $HOME/smuxi-hooks/now-playing/frontend/command-manager/command-np/

IRC Enhancements

XMPP (Beta) Enhancements

Twitter Enhancements

JabbR (Beta) Enhancements

Campfire (Beta) Enhancements

Server Enhancements

Updated Translations

Smuxi should now be in your language, including:

Behind the Scenes


Contributors to this release are the following people:

Thank you very much for your contributions to Smuxi!

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