I've scrambled this client for all ( mostly for myself ) the linux users out there. Check it out, see if you like it, report bugs, etc, etc... Installation is pretty simple, just follow these commands:
if you don't have ncurses installed, install it.
tar xvf chat-prerelease.tar.gz
open README.txt and follow it ( it's just one command ).
and then just run it:
./clchat -u [username] -p [password]
Have fun, Red.
P. S. It still isn't finished. I will be posting it on a github when it's done.