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IRC is an excellent public forum -- both for helping users and for getting to know other committers.  We have official group status on [http://freenode.net Freenode].  You can connect to Freenode by pointing your [[#How Do I Choose An IRC Client? | IRC client]] at irc.freenode.net.   
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'''IRC''' is an excellent public forum -- both for helping users and for getting to know other committers.  We have official group status on [http://freenode.net Freenode].  You can connect to Freenode by pointing your [[#How Do I Choose An IRC Client? | IRC client]] at irc.freenode.net.   
  
 
== Main Channels ==
 
== Main Channels ==
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* [irc://irc.freenode.net/#eclipse-bugs #eclipse-bugs] - official channel for [[BugDay|Eclipse Bug Day]]
 
* [irc://irc.freenode.net/#eclipse-bugs #eclipse-bugs] - official channel for [[BugDay|Eclipse Bug Day]]
 
* [irc://irc.freenode.net/#eclipse-commits #eclipse-commits] - lists all commits as they come in (See [http://cia.navi.cx CIA])
 
* [irc://irc.freenode.net/#eclipse-commits #eclipse-commits] - lists all commits as they come in (See [http://cia.navi.cx CIA])
* [irc://irc.freenode.net/#eclipse-dev #eclipse-dev] - Eclipse committer discussion and socializing - a good rule of thumb is this channel is for the development of org.eclipse.* plugins
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* [irc://irc.freenode.net/#eclipse-dev #eclipse-dev] - Eclipse committer discussion and socializing - a good rule of thumb is this channel is for the development of org.eclipse.* plug-ins
 
* [irc://irc.freenode.net/#eclipse-soc #eclipse-soc] - official channel for [[Google_Summer_of_Code|Eclipse Summer of Code]]
 
* [irc://irc.freenode.net/#eclipse-soc #eclipse-soc] - official channel for [[Google_Summer_of_Code|Eclipse Summer of Code]]
  
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There are also more project specific channels:
 
There are also more project specific channels:
* [irc://irc.freenode.net/#eclipse.de #eclipse-de] - german localized version of #eclipse
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* [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]]
 
* [irc://irc.freenode.net/#equinox-dev #equinox-dev] - the committer/contributor discussion channel for the [http://eclipse.org/equinox Equinox Project]
 
* [irc://irc.freenode.net/#equinox-dev #equinox-dev] - the committer/contributor discussion channel for the [http://eclipse.org/equinox Equinox Project]

Revision as of 09:15, 29 January 2008

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.

Contents

Main Channels

These are the main channels we maintain:

Project Channels

There are also more project specific channels:

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.
  • 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.

OK, I'm Set Up, Now What?

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