DMDirc 0.4 has now been released :)
I (Along with Chris ‘MD87’ Smith and Greg ‘Greboid’ Holmes have recently started working on DMDirc (again, only this time its in Java to help towards the original aim of the project to be a decent, truly cross platform IRC Client)
Its coming along quite well :)
You can track the progress, (and download the current release which is 0.1) at the Google Code Project or the Project Website
Lemme know what you think.