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.
The Lounge requires Node.js v4 or more recent.
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:
The following commands install and run the development version of The Lounge:
git clone https://github.com/thelounge/lounge.gitcd loungenpm installNODE_ENV=production npm run buildnpm start
When installed like this, npm doesn't create a
lounge executable. Use
npm start -- <command> to run subcommands.
⚠️ While it is the most recent codebase, this is not production-ready! Run at your own risk. It is also not recommended to run this as root.
Simply follow the instructions to run The Lounge from source above, on your own fork.
Before submitting any change, make sure to:
npm testto execute linters and test suite
npm run buildif you change or add anything in