On Thu, 2017-02-23 at 16:51 +0000, Debarshi Ray wrote:
I have been thinking of retiring xchat from Fedora, and let hexchat
take over as its natural replacement. Historically, xchat has been quite
popular, so I thought I'd mention it here before removing it from the
XChat is dead  and the last upstream release was seven years ago
. On the other hand, HexChat  has been a part of Fedora for the
last four years, upstream  (CCed) is involved in both the Fedora
and GNOME communties, and I learnt that the MATE spin already ships it
What do you think?
Fine by me, except for my one pet peeve. In my experience, hexchat
colors a channel orange when there are new messages but none with your
nick (or any other string you've nominated for highlighting). When
there's a message with your nick, it highlights the channel in green.
So, my mind tags 'green' as 'really gotta look at this'. Fine! But,
when you get a private message from someone, it colors the sender's
name *orange*, not green. This is driving me nuts because my brain has
tagged orange as 'meh, not really important', so I keep missing private
messages. And I can't find a preference to change this.
xchat used the same highlight color for 'nick mentioned in channel' and
'private message', so I wouldn't miss private messages in xchat.
Anyone else encountered this? Found an option to solve it?
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