I had the word “frequency” in my list of applications, with no notes and no link, which is usually a bad sign. It usually means I either added it in haste, or it’s too difficult to find.
Points aside, frequency, or
fz as it is installed, seems to work without issue. As you can see, I was up and connected inside a few seconds.
This reminds me strongly of bitchx, not just because of the ASCII art, but just because of the general arrangement. I wonder though, if once connected, most chat clients behave the same. 😐
I do see where frequency supposedly lacks some scripting features; it might be that the author just didn’t get to that point. If you are a fierce IRC fan, it might not be flexible enough for you.
I leave it to you to explore. If you know EFNet and you are looking for a text-only interface to it, this might be preferable for you.