CookieIRC is being re-made from scratch! The previous code
was pretty bad. This re-make will have tabbed windows, user lists,
and various other things that the old CookieIRC lacked. The goal is
that this becomes a fully featured, open source IRC client.
Feel free to submit pull requests!
The code has been set up in an Eclipse project. Cloning into Eclipse and adding the required PIRCBot library should give you a built client. In Main.java, you should find a string called buildTag. Update this as you see fit, it just identifies where the current build was built.
CookieIRC v2 is covered under the GPL license. Basically, don't take it and do a closed source spin.