Lately I’ve been hanging out a bit on the #Alfresco IRC chat. It’s quite a useful resource for quick answers from others in the community, and as moral support from others who know what you’re going through!
I personally use Adium to connect to it, and, since it’s a bit obscure, I thought I’d post some instructions on how to get Adium to connect to the #Alfresco IRC chat:
- Choose preferences from the Adium menu
- Choose IRC (Internet Relay Chat) from the ‘+’ pop-up menu in the lower left corner of the Accounts tab of the Preferences window.
- On Account tab in window that appears, enter chat.us.freenode.net.
- Nickname should be your nickname on irc, e.g. ‘iancrew’. Leave password field blank.
- On Personal tab in that window, enter your IRC nickname in the “Username (Ident)” field.
- Click OK.
- You should see chat.us.freenode.net (nickname) in your accounts list, and it should connect pretty quickly.
- Close the preferences window
- Choose “Join Group Chat” from the File menu
- Choose “chat.us.freenode.net (nickname)” from the Account pop-up menu
- Enter “#alfresco” in the Channel field. Leave the password field blank.
- Click Join.
- Once you’re in the chat, choose “Add Group Chat Bookmark” from the Contact menu to save the #Alfresco chat in your contacts list
To have Adium automatically connect to the #Alfresco chat each time it starts up:
- Right-click on the #Alfresco listing in your contacts list
- Choose “Get Info”
- Check the checkbox on the “Bookmark: Automatically join on connect” line
The only thing I don’t like about Adium is that it doesn’t auto-split your posts to the chatroom at 256 characters, which means that longer posts sometimes get cut off. Annoying, but not that big a deal. (Though if anyone knows how to fix it, please let me know in the comments below!)
Hope to see you there! (Yes, “iancrew” is me….)