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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

Windows 10 S

Windows 10 users can get the latest version on the Windows Store.


Normally your distribution already has a package though it may be outdated.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


# Stable releases:
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
flatpak install flathub io.github.Hexchat

# Development releases:
flatpak install --from https://dl.tingping.se/flatpak/hexchat.flatpakref


sudo snap install hexchat


There are no longer maintained OSX builds.