Irssi, Jabber & Adium

Posted on Wed, 07 Feb 2007 in Technology

Irssi logo A while ago I switched from Colloquy to Irssi, and I haven't looked back since - not even once.

While I really like this old-school text mode irc client, I do miss some of the nice features from Colloquy such as sounds and growl popups when highlighted.

I wanted to write an Irssi plugin that talks directly with Growl on my laptop - but their protocol is UDP and not easy to tunnel through firewalls with ssh. So I wrote a Jabber notifier plugin in Perl that lets Irssi talk to my Adium which supports sounds and Growl notifications.

Feel free to download and use it in your Irssi - You are running Irssi, aren't you ?