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Channels for Chatter

I agree, the description of #olpc was too broad and the (current) use as support for core-development is so—which raises the question: wouldn't it be more logical to move #olpc to #olpc-devel (or similar) and thus 'liberate' #olpc as the 'information desk'?

Yes, more logical. But the change would require altering many peoples' behavior. And the expertise in #olpc is useful in triaging questions. As long as there is somewhere else to talk, and the user experience of bouncing through #olpc doesn't get too bad, then perhaps we should defer the issue, and let increasing visitors eventually drive devel elsewhere. MitchellNCharity 13:02, 4 June 2007 (EDT)

Also, have something like #olpc-chat, for general chatter or talk could be something to explore.

#olpc-talk? I think that's the mailing-list convention. Or #olpc-en? :) MitchellNCharity 13:02, 4 June 2007 (EDT)

There are a series of ad-hoc channels too (ie: #olpc-es (spanish), #olpc-ro (Romania), #olpc-brasil, etc) that could be included. Or set up a simple way.... like #olpc-country, #olpc-xx (xx being language code). --Xavi 09:14, 4 June 2007 (EDT)

I added #olpc-es/-ro/-brazil. But not etc. :) Also mentioned -country/-xx convention. MitchellNCharity 13:02, 4 June 2007 (EDT)

This morning I tried to add/get added mention of #olpc-content in the #olpc /topic, but the /topic is locked down, and the request met by silence. Sigh. MitchellNCharity 13:02, 4 June 2007 (EDT)

--SvenAERTS 20:20, 20 October 2007 (EDT) I agree ... pls open irc channels for people that have time here and now to develop other parts of the OLPC-which is not a computer project but an education/developement project for the kid/youngster - school - family and society. ... the time stamps above date from june !!!! And in the irc #olpc they're too blunt to assist or to take up responsability to open other irc channels or the programmers are too lazy to move to a more appropriate channel. I was just ridiculised when asked for their help to open up new irc-channels even when I pointed them to: ... time to bring in more humans iso only humanoids ?

old #olpc-talk topic

Taking #olpc conversations into the hall. | | #olpc #sugar #olpc-content #olpc-l10n #olpc-es #olpc-brasil #olpc-peru | Where is everyone? Mostly in #olpc #olpc-content

Directly from or in this wiki?

Isn't it currently possible to use IRC in this wiki directly? If knows, let me know..php5 22:47, 16 July 2007 (EDT)

How to use IRC section is too brief. Beginners must be embarrassing which client to choose? and what to do after choosing, installing, opening the client...So, I need more KIND instruction, and your kind instruction will save time of a few OLPC volunteers. 20:00, 17 July 2007 (EDT)
Yes, it's brief because sooner or later, it will boil down to personal tastes, needs and expectations. I use Kopete (that's what I had at hand the first time - actually I think it was Trillian), or ChatZilla in Firefox, others use Pidgin, or... How do you pick a car? or a cell phone? Some like it simple and raw, others like it barroque and with as many whistles as they can...
There are lots of resources on IRC in the web (the Wikipedia reference was put there as a starting point). BTW, we don't have instructions on 'how to get an email client' in the Contact OLPC page either... or the development environment for python... or... :) --Xavi 09:20, 18 July 2007 (EDT)

IRC logs available?

Maybe I overlooked this but there seem to be no IRC logs available?

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