Cretin (the smiley-in-a-jar IRC client) was originally created and developed by Antony and Andrew Sidwell in 2002, and was released under an open licence in November 2005, where it was resurrected by myself as self-named maintainer.
As well as the usual features one expects from an IRC client, Cretin also boasts the following key features:
* Connects to multiple IRC servers - Only one instance of Cretin is needed
* Tabbed channel interface - Keep all channels in one window, or spread them out as you wish
* 32bit compatible - Making it the only freely available 32bit RISC OS IRC client
* Aliases - perform any action with an aliased command
* Lua scripting - enables users to add in scripts for advanced functions
Cretin has been set up to be as easy to use and configure as possible in a Graphical way, while keeping a powerful CLI for those who prefer it.