Bring back the "Open new shell tab" feature, it was the only reason I used xchat back in the day. I have been away from linux for awhile (computers in genral for that matter) and so when I came back and installed the new xchat I was sorely disappointed to see that feature was gone. In fact I have removed xchat and all of the unecessary dependencies and am forced to use "Irssi" coupled with "screen" in order to get the same functionality. If I knew how to code I would definitely take it upon myself to do so, heck if I even knew how to read code I'd try and take the old code and graft it in to the new, or something of that nature, being that is even possible. Anyway, thats my 2 cents.