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There are also more project specific channels:
 
There are also more project specific channels:
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* [irc://irc.freenode.net/#eclipse.b3 #eclipse-b3] - the build channel, buckminster, b3 project, etc
 
* [irc://irc.freenode.net/#eclipse.de #eclipse-de] - German localized version of #eclipse
 
* [irc://irc.freenode.net/#eclipse.de #eclipse-de] - German localized version of #eclipse
 
* [irc://irc.freenode.net/#eclipse-ecf #eclipse-ecf] - the discussion channel for the [[Eclipse Communication Framework Project|Eclipse Communication Framework]]
 
* [irc://irc.freenode.net/#eclipse-ecf #eclipse-ecf] - the discussion channel for the [[Eclipse Communication Framework Project|Eclipse Communication Framework]]

Revision as of 15:48, 25 November 2009

IRC is an excellent public forum -- both for helping users and for getting to know other committers. We have official group status on Freenode. You can connect to Freenode by pointing your IRC client at irc.freenode.net.

Main Channels

These are the main channels we maintain:

Project Channels

There are also more project specific channels:

  • #pdt - official channel for the PDT project

Related Channels

  • #osgi - OSGi related channel

More Info

A log of the the traffic on #eclipse is available on the web. There is also an actively maintained IRC FAQ in which most questions eventually appear -- feel free to contribute! Much of the content was born here.

If you are a committer on an eclipse project, then you can get yourself a developer cloak. A developer cloak identifies you as a committer on the Eclipse project, gives you some privileges on the channel and masks your hostname. If you would like a developer cloak, please contact paulweb515 or nitind on IRC.

How Do I Start Using IRC?

How Do I Choose An IRC Client?

  • If you are having trouble choosing an IRC client, try ChatZilla which runs inside Firefox. Konversation and xchat are also widely used options.
  • For GNOME you can try Smuxi.
  • Or, if you're familiar with the IM client Gaim (now called Pidgin), it also works great with IRC on both Windows and Linux.
  • Mac users, try one of these.
  • Another choice is ECF's IRC client, which runs as a view inside of Eclipse.
  • If you cannot connect due to firewall issues or prefer to not install anything, try http://webchat.freenode.net/ to connect via HTTP.

OK, I'm Set Up, Now What?

  • Read the FAQ.
  • Join a channel.
  • Post a question, or answer one.