I’ve seen references to the openSUSE chat room on freenode and was wondering what it offers that the forum doesn’t in terms of support.
Also, can I subscribe to the chat rooms with a local client like Kopete or do I need to use the irc2go web client (which incidentally doesn’t seem to load for me. I just get a blank screen saying applet is loading)?
It offers same support as the forum, but in real time
And yes, you can use any IRC program, like kopete, konversation, xchat, irssi, etc
- microchip8 wrote, On 01/03/2010 02:56 PM:
> And yes, you can use any IRC program, like kopete
IRC support has been dropped from Kopete, unfortunately.
Uwe Buckesfeld wrote:
> * microchip8 wrote, On 01/03/2010 02:56 PM:
>> And yes, you can use any IRC program, like kopete
> IRC support has been dropped from Kopete, unfortunately.
There are other like:
Konversation or xchat
To me Koversation appear as deluxe version of xchat.
It has few functions that are not necessary for basic conversation, but make
life easier. New IRC user will probably say that they are the same, at least
I thought so when I started.
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- Rajko M. wrote, On 01/03/2010 07:18 PM:
> To me Koversation appear as deluxe version of xchat.
That’s what I use, but actually I’d prefer a single client for any real time text communication. I want one tool per task, not per protocol
I haven’t used kopete for ages so I wouldn’t know…
Thanks. I just found out that there is no IRC support in Kopete. I agree with bucksfield’s comment about one client per task and not per protocol.
I found a irc plugin for kopete but it just crashes my kopete. I’ll try Konversation.
I raised an openFate suggestion that an ASCII IRC chat client be installed by default in openSUSE with it configured on install to connect to IRC chat freenode #suse. The idea being if a user could boot to run level 3 but not boot to run level 5 (and assuming their run level 3 had internet, which is true in many cases) that the user could then easily access #suse for support with an ASCII IRC chat client.
Of course one would need to provide an entry in the manual or a run level 3 login message advising users that an IRC chat client was preconfigured …
But it did not get many votes … https://features.opensuse.org/308470
Note that there are a few things about #suse (and iRC in general that you are well to be aware of);
- Sometimes (especially during certain hours) it might take a while before anyone responds, it doesn’t mean you’re being ignored - it’s just that people aren’t there or are doing something else.
- Pasting stuff into the channel is a big no-no, use a pastebin ( pastebin - Type, paste, share. for example) instead of pasting to the channel.
- English only, other language channels can be found at Communicate/IRC - openSUSE
And finally, people are people so sometimes people might have a bad day. Don’t take it personally.
I just added my support
@Chrysantine: Thanks for clarifying the irc etiquete. I haven’t used irc since 1996 :shame:lol!. Gee that was back in the days of Netscape and 56K dial-up.
Opera can be used for IRC as well.