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 ~~NOTOC~~ ~~NOTOC~~
-=====Welcome to EPIC!===== +======Welcome to EPIC!====== 
-EPIC is a IRC client that has been under active development for 20+ years. ​ It is stable and mature, and offers an excellent ircII interface for those of us who are very used to the ircII way of doing things.+EPIC is a IRC client that has been under active development for 20+ years in 5 generations.  It is stable and mature, and offers an excellent ircII interface for those of us who are accustomed ​to the ircII way of doing things.
  
-=====How to get EPIC=====+----  
 + 
 +======How to get EPIC======
 ===Git==== ===Git====
 EPIC is distributed as source code, and is very portable. ​ It should compile on any unix-like environment using any compiler. ​ Just clone it and run '​./​configure'​ and 'make install'​! EPIC is distributed as source code, and is very portable. ​ It should compile on any unix-like environment using any compiler. ​ Just clone it and run '​./​configure'​ and 'make install'​!
  
 +To get EPIC5:
     git clone http://​git.epicsol.org/​epic5.git     git clone http://​git.epicsol.org/​epic5.git
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 +To get EPIC4:
     git clone http://​git.epicsol.org/​epic4.git     git clone http://​git.epicsol.org/​epic4.git
  
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 Proper EPIC releases are distributed as tarballs: Proper EPIC releases are distributed as tarballs:
  
-  * http://​ftp.epicsol.org/​pub/​epic/​EPIC5-PRODUCTION/​epic5-1.4.tar.xz +  * http://​ftp.epicsol.org/​pub/​epic/​EPIC5-PRODUCTION/​epic5-2.0.1.tar.xz 
-  * http://​ftp.epicsol.org/​pub/​epic/​EPIC4-PRODUCTION/​epic4-2.10.5.tar.gz+  * http://​ftp.epicsol.org/​pub/​epic/​EPIC4-PRODUCTION/​epic4-2.10.6.tar.gz
  
 ====Binary Packages==== ====Binary Packages====
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 EPIC's out of the box experience is pretty austere, trying to be a lot like ircII was in 1993.  That doesn'​t work for most people, so there are a variety of "​Script Packs" which use EPIC's programming power to create a sophisticated user experience. ​ Each Script Pack works on either EPIC4 or EPIC5, and you can either choose EPIC4 or EPIC5 and then try all the script packs that support it; or you can look at all the script packs, and use whichever EPIC it supports. EPIC's out of the box experience is pretty austere, trying to be a lot like ircII was in 1993.  That doesn'​t work for most people, so there are a variety of "​Script Packs" which use EPIC's programming power to create a sophisticated user experience. ​ Each Script Pack works on either EPIC4 or EPIC5, and you can either choose EPIC4 or EPIC5 and then try all the script packs that support it; or you can look at all the script packs, and use whichever EPIC it supports.
  
-=====Using EPIC=====+---- 
 + 
 +======Using EPIC======
 To start up EPIC, provide it a nickname and a server you want to connect to To start up EPIC, provide it a nickname and a server you want to connect to
     epic5 mynick irc.server.com     epic5 mynick irc.server.com
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 There are a lot of command line options and variations so you can visit [[command line options]] for more details. ​ You can also see that list by running ​ There are a lot of command line options and variations so you can visit [[command line options]] for more details. ​ You can also see that list by running ​
      epic5 -h      epic5 -h
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 EPIC comes with [[help_root|help pages]], which you can help us maintain! EPIC comes with [[help_root|help pages]], which you can help us maintain!
  
-This website is very much work in progress. +=====Programming EPIC===== 
 +EPIC comes with mature, stable programming language which behaves a lot like TCL Visit [[epic_scripting]] to get started with the adventure!
  
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