Ingres on IRC
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What is IRC
IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat. An IRC server is made up of a number of chat rooms normally referred to as channels. Each channel is prefixed with a '#' to indicated it is a channel and not a user or nickname
Why use IRC
In addition to the other methods for connecting with the Ingres community, IRC provides real-time chat. #ingres has people from different parts of the Ingres ecosystem that have varying different levels of Ingres experience all willing to help out.
Connecting to #ingres on IRC
There are two ways to connect to #ingres; either using an IRC client or for those wishing to dabble #ingres can be accessed via a web browser.
Via the web
http://webchat.freenode.net/ is the web based IRC client for the Freenode network. Useful for those who are unable to use an IRC client due to a firewall or company network policies.
- Connect to irc.freenode.net via this link : http://webchat.freenode.net/
- Enter the following information:
- Nickname : your username/nickname
- Channel(s) : #ingres
- You should see something like:
- Click Connect and you will be connected into #ingres.
Using an IRC client
In order to connect to an IRC channel, you need to install an IRC client. If you already have one installed, and your browser is correctly configured, then clicking the direct link below should automatically take you straight to the appropriate channel. If you need help finding, installing or configuring an IRC client, then here are some links that might help:
- Comparison of IRC clients - If you do not have an IRC client installed, then this list should help you find one.
- Firefox users can use Chatzilla. Once installed the direct link below will automatically sign you in to #ingres.
- List of IRC commands - An overview of available IRC commands.
#ingres is hosted on the FreeNode network, a not-for-profit IRC network used to provide resources to a variety of communities, including those involved with Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Below are links to the freenode network.
- #ingres channel - A direct link to the channel if you already have IRC software installed.
- List of IRC servers available on FreeNode
IRC Tutorials and Primers
- http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/new2irc.html - A guide for first time users
- http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/irctutorial.html - Tutorial
- http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/ircprimer.html - A primer
Since February 2009 the #ingres channel on irc.freenode.net is being archived at http://irc.planetingres.org. If you use the #ingres channel and do not wish to have your conversations recorded prefix all your messages with "[off]".