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Re: AGM -- IRC

Hi all,
I do not usually chime in but has anyone considered the following open
source chat options.  I have them bookmarked for future deployment but
have yet to try them.  There are a number of items I need to complete
prior to this task.

On Fri, 2020-04-10 at 10:02 -0400, J C Nash wrote:
> Following up on discussion from last night, I spent some time seeing
> how I could connectto irc://oftc.net/#oclug.
> I found that I could connect -- eventually after fighting the
> interfaces -- with Pidgin andHexchat. Much easier with oftc's
> webchat. For oftc, this looks like a winner. Also managedhappily with
> Kiwi IRC. Connected with Mibbit, but did not enjoy the experience,
> and thelist of participants is missing. Installed weechat, but it
> clearly needs a knowledge equivalentto memorizing pi to 2000 digits
> i.e., what commands to issue.
> Thunderbird apparently has chat built in. I could connect to oftc,
> but not get anything to appearon screen. I suspect messages will
> show, but there doesn't appear to be a way to see theparticipants
> etc.
> For information, Scott is looking into putting IRC on the linux-
> ottawa server so we can haveauthentication. To be worked on:  - I've
> volunteered to test and write up some "how to". We've a number of
> newer members who    definitely do not share the same skill-set as
> those listed as #oclug irc participants,    among whom I am fairly
> certain there may be an immortal whose machine is still alive.  -
> Testing that the setup "works", and works easily for all.  - Deciding
> time and date.
> I'm sure other support would not be refused.
> Best,
> John Nash
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Kind regards,
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