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Announcement: Developer chat switches to IRC as of the next Sprint [message #468756] Thu, 19 February 2009 09:19 Go to next message
Oliver Wolf is currently offline Oliver Wolf
Messages: 22
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Hi everyone,

as most of you probably know we¹ve been doing our daily developer chats on a
Skype public chat group for the last few months which proved to be quite
useful for synchronizing our efforts accross multiple locations and making
our progress transparent to the community.

From the next spring on, i.e. starting on March 9th, we¹ll open a new
chapter and switch to IRC. There are a number of good reasons for this:

1. Open standard: IRC is based on an internet standard protocol, Skype is
not.
2. Automation: IRC can be easily automated using bots, e.g. for
automatically sending out the daily logs.
3. Platform independence: IRC clients are available for virtually any
platform, Skype clients aren¹t.
4. General acceptance: IRC is generally the more popular choice for open
source projects.

For everyone who¹s already on IRC it¹s easy: Just point your IRC client to
irc.freenode.net:6667 and join the channel #eclipse-swordfish-dev.


For everyone who hasn¹t used IRC before, here¹s what to do:

1. Grab a decent IRC client of your choice. For Mac, I recommend Colloquy,
but your mileage may vary.

2. Connect to irc.freenode.net, port 6667, and choose a Nickname of your
liking. If the one you¹ve chosen is already taken, choose something else.

3. Once you¹re connected, register your chosen Nickname with the Nickserver.
In order to do so, issue the following command:
/msg NickServ register <password> <your@email.address>

4. Check your email inbox for an registration email and follow the
instructions given herein.

5. Now you can join the channel by typing
/join #eclipse-swordfish-dev


Looking forward to seeing you all on IRC soon!

Cheers,
Oliver


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Oliver Wolf
SOPERA GmbH
Re: Announcement: Developer chat switches to IRC as of the next Sprint [message #468763 is a reply to message #468756] Sat, 21 February 2009 12:01 Go to previous message
Jin Missing name is currently offline Jin Missing name
Messages: 100
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
really a good news:)
Re: Announcement: Developer chat switches to IRC as of the next Sprint [message #575680 is a reply to message #468756] Sat, 21 February 2009 12:01 Go to previous message
Jin Missing name is currently offline Jin Missing name
Messages: 100
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
really a good news:)
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