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WeeChat Qt remote GUI

Build Status

QWeeChat is a Qt remote GUI for WeeChat written in Python.



  • Multi-platform (GNU/Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X, QNX, Windows & others).
  • Free software, released under GPLv3.




QWeeChat requires:

  • Python ≥ 3.7
  • PyQt5 or PyQt5 and maybe PySide2 and PySide2 using qtpy
  • dev-python/qtconsole; the requirements.txt file says >= 5.5.1 but earlier versions may work just fine
  • WeeChat ≥ 0.3.7, on local or remote machine, with relay plugin enabled and listening on a port with protocol "weechat" Tested with 4.1.2

Install via source distribution

Look at the Makefile and customize the variables; then

$ make install

WeeChat setup

You have to add a relay port in WeeChat. Follow the normal instructions for adding a relay to weechat

/relay add weechat 9000
/relay start weechat


weechat -r '/relay add weechat 9000;/relay start weechat'

and run qweechat either under toxygen, or standalone

python3 -m qweechat

Connect to WeeChat

In QWeeChat, click on connect and enter fields:

  • hostname: the IP address or hostname of your machine with WeeChat running
  • port: the relay port (defined in WeeChat)
  • password: the relay password (defined in WeeChat)
  • totp: the Time-Based One-Time Password (optional, to set if required by WeeChat)

Options can be changed in file ~/.config/qweechat/qweechat.conf.

Copyright © 2011-2022 Sébastien Helleu

This file is part of QWeeChat, a Qt remote GUI for WeeChat.

QWeeChat is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

QWeeChat is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with QWeeChat. If not, see


Up-to-date code is on You can also run this qweechat under toxygen

For tox in weechat, see