Konversation is an IRC client built on the KDE platform. It offers the following features:
User-friendly tabbed interface.
Customizable Quick Buttons for often-used commands
Automatic reconnect and rejoin.
DCC send and receive.
Nickname watch list.
Visual and auditory notifications for a wide variety of events, such as messages containing your nickname, or nicknames on your watch list going online or offline.
Customizable highlighting of messages by nickname or regular expression pattern.
Capture and save all URLs appearing in messages.
On-screen display of messages, even when minimized.
Nickname ignore list.
Automatic logging and log management.
Marking of lines in logs.
Integration with KAddressBook.
Developers for Konversation can often be contacted via IRC at irc.freenode.net channel #konversation.