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The significant features of Relay-JFC are:

  • GUI with multiple window interface.

  • Support for most IRC commands.

  • Color-coded message display.

  • Persistent user settings.

  • Tree-view of favorite servers and channels.

  • Console window for server messages.

  • IRC classes for Java programmers


Currently, there is no users guide for Relay-JFC.  The README file that you get with your download describes how to install and run Relay-JFC.  You have to figure out the rest by yourself.

Thanks to:
VA Linux Systems

Copyright (c) 2000 David M. Johnson
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