I spent this evening installing Irssi and Bitlbee on my desktop at the behest of a friend. Okay, so it wasn’t exactly behest and it wasn’t exactly command, but I did do it after I updated Pidgin and complained that Pidgin randomly shut down because Debian updated one of its dependencies (specifically Perl).
Goodbye Pidgin, hello Irssi/Bitlbee? We’ll see. I’ll have a review in a few days. The black screen is a definite plus right now.