Downloads of v 2.14.3:


Last Update:

23 Dec 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Berke Viktor


hexchat irc xchat xchat-wdk chat

HexChat IRC client

2.14.3 | Updated: 23 Dec 2019



Downloads of v 2.14.3:


Software Author(s):

  • Berke Viktor

HexChat IRC client 2.14.3

This Package Contains an Exempted Check

1 Test Passing and 1 Exempted Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exempt:

Requires KB2919355

To install HexChat IRC client, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade HexChat IRC client, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall HexChat IRC client, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade hexchat -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade hexchat -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure hexchat installed
    name: hexchat
    state: present
    version: 2.14.3
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'hexchat' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.14.3'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: hexchat,
    Version: 2.14.3,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller hexchat
   Name     = 'hexchat'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.14.3'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'hexchat':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.14.3',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install hexchat version="2.14.3" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator mwallner on 05 Jan 2020.


HexChat is a fork of XChat which is free for Linux and Windows. It was originally named XChat-WDK and was created as an alternative to the Shareware version of XChat for Windows, but changed its name because it went far beyond being a simple Windows only version of XChat and efforts to merge into XChat officially hit a dead-end

$packageName = 'hexchat'
$installerType = 'EXE'
$url = ''
$url64 = ''
$silentArgs = '/SILENT' # "/s /S /q /Q /quiet /silent /SILENT /VERYSILENT"
$validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$url" "$url64"  -validExitCodes $validExitCodes

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
HexChat IRC client 2.14.2 5423 Friday, September 20, 2019 Approved
HexChat IRC client 2.14.1 17738 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Approved
HexChat IRC client 2.12.4 2712 Thursday, April 27, 2017 Approved
HexChat IRC client 1763 Sunday, July 3, 2016 Approved
HexChat IRC client 2.12.1 275 Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Approved
HexChat IRC client 2.12.0 725 Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Approved
HexChat 2.10.2 928 Monday, December 7, 2015 Approved
HexChat IRC client 2.10.1 2124 Sunday, November 9, 2014 Approved
HexChat IRC client 2.10.0 717 Friday, July 18, 2014 Approved
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