[IAEP] chatzilla IRC
billkerr at gmail.com
Thu Nov 27 05:41:54 EST 2008
On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 12:40 AM, Caroline Meeks <caroline at solutiongrove.com
> On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 4:10 AM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at laptop.org>wrote:
>> Elsa Culler wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > Last night at sugarcamp, we(people from the Olin college OLPC chapter)
>> > were asked to come up with a list of roadblocks we have run into in
>> > trying to volunteer effectively. Mel Chua asked me to forward it to
>> > these lists, so here is the list in text format:
>> Thanks for this criticism, I'm sure it is very appreciated.
>> Some comments inlined below:
>> > we have to come up with jobs ourselves, and we're not too good at it
>> > we don't know what we can do that is useful
>> > when we are told what to do, we have to check with other people to make
>> > sure it's ok
>> I think communication would improve a lot if it was kept on the
>> public channels such as these lists, or the #sugar channel on
>> Note that most nondevelopers have not even heard of irc.
> Somewhere easy to find on the wiki we need some text that explains one easy
> way to connect so people can get started. Here is some suggested text,
> maybe we can discuss it here then put it into the wiki.
> Sugar Labs meetings are held on IRC (Internet Relay Chat). It is one of
> the first chat systems for the internet and is still preferred by many open
> source developers.
> There are many programs to use IRC. One easy way is to download the
> ChatZilla addon for FireFox.
> Once the add on is installed open it from the Tools Menu of FF.
> (Could someone test what it does the first time, before you've told it your
> nick name?)
> It will open a new window with some text. Click "freenode" in the
> available networks.
> It will take a second to connect and text will scroll on your screen.
> Type /j #Sugar
> You will now see a list of people in the Sugar room. Say Hello and join the
these instructions were sufficient for me to join IRC
McAfee Virus Scan blocks ports 666-6669 by default but chatzilla warned me
about this issue
My default nickname was 'user' which I changed through Preferences tab
When I initially entered the #Sugar room I could see lots of users there
(green icons) but there was no conversation - I guess it was just a quite
On the second try morgs said "hello" immediately, so there you go
issues for newbies like me (things which joel / shenki explained to me
* it appears that 60 people are in the room but many are not there
* for new users it's nice to find feet gradually by setting up a PM /msg
shenki blah blah
it's like any new learning really -->
what you can do is easy
what you haven't done before is hard
(I dont know who discovered water but it wasn't a fish)
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