Stable release
21.12.1[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 3 January 2022
Written inC++ (Qt)
PlatformMicrosoft Windows,[2] Linux
TypeIRC client
Websitekonversation.kde.org Edit this at Wikidata

Konversation is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client built on the KDE Platform[3] and is free software released under the terms of the GNU GPL-2.0-or-later.[4] Konversation is currently maintained in the KDE Extragear Network module,[5] which means that it has its own release cycle which is independent from the main KDE applications.[6] It is the default IRC client in many prominent Linux distributions, such as openSUSE,[7] the KDE spin of Fedora, and Kubuntu.


Konversation supports IPv6 connections, offers SSL server support,[8] and supports Blowfish encryption. It also supports identity management with multiple server connections using separate identities for different servers[8][9] and can display multiple servers and channels in one window.[8] Konversation features automatic UTF-8 detection[8] and can support different encodings in different channels.[8] It also features an optional on-screen display (OSD) for message notifications[10] and can save bookmarks for channels and servers. Konversation supports colors, text decorations, and themable nicklist icons.[8] Konversation is also scriptable using shell scripts[11] 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. ^ https://invent.kde.org/network/konversation/-/tags/v21.12.1; publication date: 3 January 2022; retrieved: 29 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Getting Started/Build/Historic/KDE4 Windows - KDE TechBase".
  3. ^ corbet (16 January 2007). "The Grumpy Editor's Guide to graphical IRC clients". The LWN Grumpy Editor series. LWN.net. Retrieved 13 October 2009.
  4. ^ "Konversation". 10 of the Best Free Linux IRC Clients. LinuxLinks. 13 September 2009. Retrieved 13 October 2009.
  5. ^ "Konversation". KDE Extragear. Retrieved 13 October 2009.
  6. ^ "About KDE Extragear". KDE Extragear. Retrieved 13 October 2009.
  7. ^ Teufel, Stefanie (2007). Jetzt lerne ich openSUSE 10.3. Pearson Deutschland GmbH. ISBN 9783827242464. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Konversation: About". 9 October 2009. Retrieved 13 October 2009.
  9. ^ Hill, Benjamin Mako (2007). Das offizielle Ubuntu Buch. Pearson Deutschland GmbH. ISBN 9783827324306. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Marinof, Mihai (16 October 2006). "Konversation Review". Softpedia. Retrieved 13 October 2009.