LostIRC is a simple, yet very useful IRC client. It has features such as tab-autocompletion, multiple server support, automatic joining of servers/channels, and DCC sending, which should cover the needs of most people. Another design goal is 100% keyboard controllability. LostIRC was written using the gtkmm GUI library.
So where do we start?
I like the article and the good-hearted purpose. But is anyone taking up the task?
I feel that this is "empty talk" if noone is going to take up the quest to start such project. A project to write documents about the configuration formats, create the APIs for different languages and to try getting this into LSB.
I would like to be a part of such project and to contribute with code and ideas, but I don't feel like I have the skills nor the time to lead it.