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janey
Sep 21, 2004, 11:55 PM
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A few of the fine folks from the Apple student-dev mailing list (http://lists.apple.com/mailman/listinfo/student-dev) started an IRC channel (:

Come join us!

server's freenode, room's #studentdev
or for the lazy ones - irc://irc.freenode.net/studentdev

Tell everyone you know! hehe.

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dethl
Sep 22, 2004, 01:16 AM
Finally we have an IRC channel! Thanks for the post!

Converted2Truth
Sep 22, 2004, 10:28 PM
what program do you all use to chat via IRC? I don't think i have one on my mac.

mac_handle
Sep 23, 2004, 10:14 PM
How can't i get the IRC and join to you! I view Student Developer Forum ,but did not find the entry . thanks for your hlep !

janey
Sep 23, 2004, 11:52 PM
wrote this in an email to the thread

in my opinion, x-chat aqua and colloquy (http://colloquy.info , but the nightly is at http://colloquy.info/downloads/nightly.zip ) are both excellent IRC clients for OS X.
Conversation and all those others are a little too on the n00b-ish (for lack of a better word) side, or they lack features...or they're just plain bad. (of course, I haven't tried every single client for OS X, but I have tried many, and those two are among the best)

Of course, there's always irssi and bitchx, among others.
To fill it out, colloquy is nice for people who know the IRC basics, and who like looking at pretty stuff. Its based off webkit though, so its pretty slow.

x-chat aqua is nice and fast, except its ugly. steve green (is that the x-chat aqua dev?) did a good job porting it, but nothing else.

for people who have no idea how to use IRC or something, and wont mind using a slightly featureless IRC client, try Conversation ( http://homepage.mac.com/philrobin/conversation/ ).

for people who know their IRC and dont want to use something like that, there's always irssi. Get fink or dports, install with the usual apt-get or port install.

for first timers and whatnot, I suggest reading an IRC primer/tutorial. I have one for a different channel that I wrote for all platforms, I modified it slightly to fit, but nothing else really. So if something doesnt make sense, sorry (:
http://applegoddess.org/studentdev.txt

Thats just IMHO though. YMMV. But see ya in #studentdev! I'm melee (or melee_squared), say hi or something hehe. And get more people to get in there!

mac_handle
Sep 24, 2004, 01:17 AM
Thanks a lot . I think i know how to use IRC and join to you .

MacFan26
Sep 28, 2004, 12:22 PM
awesome, I joined the list!