hata_ph has packaged the latest version of xchat for VL 5.9 and VL 5.9.1.
Package Size: 1501K
Installed Size: 5800K
xchat: xchat (GTK+-based IRC client)
xchat: XChat is an IRC chat program for both Linux and Windows.
xchat: It allows you to join multiple IRC channels (chat rooms) at
xchat: the same time, talk publicly, private one-on-one conversations
xchat: etc. Even file transfers are possible.
xchat: License: GPL
xchat: Authors: Peter Å½eleznÃ½ (firstname.lastname@example.org)
xchat: Website: http://www.xchat.org
After testing this package, please take a moment and come back to this thread to let us know how it works for you.