Kent Sorensen has released an update to his popular Mac IRC client Snak. The new version includes some new features and a host of bug fixes. According to Mr. Sorensen:
Snak is a full featured IRC client with some unique and very useful features. It's fast, efficient and easy to use, and it is being updated and enhanced regularly. Version 3.2 has now been released. This version provides better PurePak support, aims at improving the experience of the first time user, improves DCC performance and overall stability.
Among the bugs fixed are problems with colored text that had same color as the background, very slow switching between servers, and several crashes that could occur randomly. Snak now comes with the powerful PurePak script package written in the ircII scripting language which provides many useful functions to the serious IRC'er as well as the casual user.
What is an IRC client ?
An IRC Client is a program that will let you participate in discussions in Internet Relay Chat channels. IRC is a service that uses the Internet to connect a large number of servers all over the world. Individuals then connect to a nearby server with the help of a client program like Snak and join one or more of the thousands of channels that are available.
At any given time the largest of the IRC networks may have as many as 35,000 participants and almost anyone can find a channel that talks about a topic that is of interest to that particular person.