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Windows 7/8/10

HexChat 2.12.4 ( x86 / x64 )

Extra components

Note that the installer downloads these automatically and only portable-mode users must manually get these. Also ensure that any Python/Perl installations are installed for all users and added to PATH (this may require rebooting).

Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable ( x86 / x64 )

Dictionaries for spell checking (only needed on Windows 7) ( r2 )

Python 2.7.12 for scripts ( x86 / x64 )

Python 3.5.2 for scripts ( x86 / x64 )

Perl 5.20.0 for scripts ( x86 / x64 )

Development builds

Latest development versions can be found at: dl.hexchat.net/hexchat/testing


Normally your distribution already has a package though it may be outdated.

Ubuntu (Mint)

Note these are community maintained repositories.


Note that these may not fully integrate into your system like traditional packages. They should be portable across multiple distributions though.


flatpak --user remote-add tingping https://dl.tingping.se/flatpak/tingping.flatpakrepo
flatpak --user install tingping io.github.Hexchat


sudo snap install hexchat


You can find builds from third party distributors such as Homebrew in the homebrew-gui repository.