– LimeChat

Turning it off and on again since 1998

03. Mar 22:00


LimeChat is an IRC Client — another one you might say.

So, what makes it so special? For one thing it is written in RubyCocoa and that means I can hack it. And it’s fun to. Also MacIrssi chokes on UTF-8 these days and I do not like Colloquy or any other Mac only Clients that much. And now for the main reason of this entry.

Limelight Theme

I don’t think there is much to say about the default themes LimeChat ships with, so this screenshot is of a theme I made after a design by Infininight (TextMate community activists will know him) who was a little inspired by DaringFireball I’m told. Not that I would know ;) It features icons/images for some channels I frequent. If you want it to include an image of your favourite channel feel free to send me a link to it in IRC and I will include it.

Download the Limelight Theme here. Unpack it in ~/Library/Application Support/LimeChat/Themes, select it in the “Theme” Tab of the Preferences Pane and enjoy. I will update it periodically with new LimeChat releases and/or channel images.

The official LimeChat Website can be found over at SourceForge. There is also featuring downloads for Windows (which I have not tried). is the homepage of Stanley Rost, iOS/Mac software developer and TextMate enthusiast from Berlin, Germany. I’m 31 years old and I’ve been around the web since 1998.

I’m a graduate of Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK Leipzig) and I’m currently self-employed after working for six years at eWerk IT GmbH. Contact me at


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