guide to hexchat
Linux, Unix, *BSD
Ubuntu and derivated
Open a terminal and run
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/hexchat-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install hexchat
Download the deb file from http://dl.hexchat.net/hexchat/debian/ and open it to install.
General / Other variants
The general installation guide for *NIX systems is to query the package database. Some distros, such as ArchLinux include hexchat in their repository. Otherwise you may compile hexchat from source. Since this is a n00b guide, I will not cover that topic. Alternatively, you might look for xchat, which is the predecessor of hexchat.
Windows and ReactOS
If an error message appears about a missing dll, download
and install the "Visual C++ Redistributable" from the hexchat
Configuring hexchat for BlaatNET
When you launch hexchat the first time, it will show a
network list, click "add"
Type BlaatNET and press Enter
Type irc.blaatschaap.be and press Enter.
Check the SSL checkboxes and the auto connect checkbox as shown
in the picture
Click auto join channels
Type #blaatschaap and press Enter
Check the skip at startup checkbox and click connect.