Stable release
1.9.23083[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 9 November 2023
Preview release
1.6-beta1[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 30 November 2014
Written inC++ (Qt)
PlatformMicrosoft Windows,[3] Linux
TypeIRC client
Websitekonversation.kde.org Edit this at Wikidata

Konversation is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client built on the KDE Platform[4] and is free software released under the terms of the GNU GPL-2.0-or-later.[5] Konversation is currently maintained in the KDE Extragear Network module,[6] which means that it has its own release cycle which is independent from the main KDE applications.[7] It is the default IRC client in many prominent Linux distributions, such as openSUSE,[8] the KDE spin of Fedora, and Kubuntu.


Konversation supports IPv6 connections, offers SSL server support,[9] and supports Blowfish encryption. It also supports identity management with multiple server connections using separate identities for different servers[9][10] and can display multiple servers and channels in one window.[9] Konversation features automatic UTF-8 detection[9] and can support different encodings in different channels.[9] It also features an optional on-screen display (OSD) for message notifications[11] and can save bookmarks for channels and servers. Konversation supports colors, text decorations, and themable nicklist icons.[9] Konversation is also scriptable using shell scripts[12] via D-BUS and includes support for aliases and an action system for automatic events. It also identifies different users in the conversation window by choosing a random color for each user.

See also


  1. ^ Error: Unable to display the reference properly. See the documentation for details.
  2. ^ Error: Unable to display the reference properly. See the documentation for details.
  3. ^ "Windows - KDE Community Wiki".
  4. ^ corbet (16 January 2007). "The Grumpy Editor's Guide to graphical IRC clients". The LWN Grumpy Editor series. LWN.net. Retrieved 13 October 2009.
  5. ^ "Konversation". 10 of the Best Free Linux IRC Clients. LinuxLinks. 13 September 2009. Retrieved 13 October 2009.
  6. ^ "Konversation". KDE Extragear. Retrieved 13 October 2009.
  7. ^ "About KDE Extragear". KDE Extragear. Retrieved 13 October 2009.
  8. ^ Teufel, Stefanie (2007). Jetzt lerne ich openSUSE 10.3. Pearson Deutschland GmbH. ISBN 9783827242464. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Konversation: About". 9 October 2009. Retrieved 13 October 2009.
  10. ^ Hill, Benjamin Mako (2007). Das offizielle Ubuntu Buch. Pearson Deutschland GmbH. ISBN 9783827324306. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  11. ^ Joshua K. (11 December 2007). "Kubuntu Software Review - Konversation". Ubuntu for free. Forwardyouth.com. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2009.
  12. ^ Marinof, Mihai (16 October 2006). "Konversation Review". Softpedia. Retrieved 13 October 2009.