The Lounge is a modern web IRC client designed for self-hosting.
To learn more about configuration, usage and features of The Lounge, take a look at the website.
Installation and usage
The Lounge requires Node.js v4 or more recent.
Running stable releases from npm (recommended)
Run this in a terminal to install (or upgrade) the latest stable release from npm:
[sudo] npm install -g thelounge
When installation is complete, run:
Running from source
The following commands install the development version of The Lounge:
git clone https://github.com/thelounge/lounge.git cd lounge npm install npm start
A word of caution:
- While it is the most recent codebase, this is not production-ready!
- It is not recommended to run this as root. However, if you decide to do so,
you will have to run
npm run build.
Simply follow the instructions to run The Lounge from source above, on your own fork.
Before submitting any change, make sure to:
- Read the Contributing instructions
npm testto execute linters and test suite
npm run buildif you change or add anything in