Downloading the library
The latest version of libircclient could always be downloaded from the project SourceForge page. You can download the library source code or the prebuilt binaries for Microsoft Windows, built with and without SSL support. The binary packages also include the examples and the header files necessary to use the library.
Building from source
The library uses autoconf so it is build in a fairly typical way on most Unix systems:
This will build both the library and various examples in the examples subdirectory.
Configure script also accepts parameters, optional useful parameters accepted are –enable-openssl and –enable-ipv6 which correspondingly enable the SSL and IPv6 connectivity. Use –enable-shared to build a shared library.
The same procedure is used to build the Win32 binary using the MinGW compiler.