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Polari is a simple IRC Client that is designed to integrate seamlessly with GNOME Source


A simple Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client that is designed to integrate seamlessly with GNOME, it features a simple and beautiful interface which allows you to focus on your conversations. Source


Works on mobile since release 42. It's still a bit imperfect, e.g. changing nicknames after tapping the nickname does not work.

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Mobile Fit: 5

Perfect - this app fits your phone screen just fine out of the box and works nicely with touch input!

Project status: mature

This project has been in development for a long time and is usually well beyond its 1.0 release. It should work fine.


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By Category: chat

By FreeDesktop-(Additional-)Category: GTK GNOME Network IRCClient

Licensing and technical details

License: GPL-2.0-or-later LGPL-2.1-or-later Metadata: CC0-1.0

Frameworks: GTK4 libadwaita

Programming languages: JavaScript C

Build system: meson

AppStream Metadata URL: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/polari/-/raw/main/data/appdata/org.gnome.Polari.appdata.xml.in