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Most live chat takes place on IRC (that's [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRC Internet Relay Chat]).  You can either use a computer-based client to log in to IRC (like [[XOirc]] on the XO) or a web interface below.
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; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat Wikipedia] : <span class="plainlinks">Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real-time real-time] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet Internet] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_chat chat] or [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synchronous_conferencing synchronous conferencing]. It is mainly designed for group ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Many-to-many many-to-many]) communication in discussion forums called ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chat_room channels]'', but also allows [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-to-one_(communication) one-to-one communication] and data transfers via [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant_messaging private message].
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: IRC was created by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarkko_Oikarinen Jarkko "WiZ" Oikarinen] in late August 1988 to replace a program called [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MUT_(software) MUT] (MultiUser [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk_(Unix) talk]) on a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulletin_board_system BBS] called OuluBox in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland Finland]. Oikarinen found inspiration in a chat system known as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitnet_Relay Bitnet Relay], which operated on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BITNET BITNET].
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: IRC gained prominence when it was used to report on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_coup_attempt_of_1991 Soviet coup attempt of 1991] throughout a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_blackout media blackout]. It was previously used in a similar fashion by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuwaiti Kuwaitis] during the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War Iraqi invasion]. Relevant logs are available from [http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/academic/communications/logs/ ibiblio] archive.
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: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Internet_Relay_Chat_clients IRC client] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software software] is available for virtually every computer operating system.</span>
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The OLPC Community uses a series of ''channels'' in the '''<tt>irc.freenode.net</tt>''' network.
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=== IRC ===
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=== Channels ===
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Navigate to http://webchat.freenode.net. Fill in the screen with the information shown below. (Put your own nickname instead of your-name-here; and if you have a different channel to go to, like #olpc-meeting for example, type that name instead of #olpc-help.) Click the 'Connect' button.
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Primary:
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:(Note: The form below is just an image.)
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* <tt>#olpc</tt> &mdash; Contact point for all things olpc, ''and'' the core hardware development team's own channel.  Picture a room where the knowledgeable core people are hard at work.  It is a good place for authoritative answers, but people may be out, or too busy to respond, or don't want interruptions at the moment.  #olpc-content is a good place to ask questions first.
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* <tt>#sugar</tt> &mdash; [[Sugar]] development.
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* <tt>#olpc-content</tt> &mdash; [[content]] related matters and general discussion.
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Smaller: <tt>#olpc-''xx''</tt> (where ''xx'' is a [[Languages|language code]]), and <tt>#olpc-''[[Countries|country]]''</tt>.
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[[File:Irc-howto-1.png|link=]]
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* <tt>#olpc-es</tt> &mdash; [[Spanish]] language channel. Mostly [[OLPC Spanish America]].
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* <tt>#olpc-peru</tt> &mdash; [[OLPC Peru|Peru]] and [[OLPC Spanish America]] subjects (most likely to be in [[Spanish]])
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* <tt>#olpc-brasil</tt> &mdash; [[OLPC Brazil|Brazil]] (note the spelling with the 's' - [[portuguese|português]])
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* <tt>#olpc-ro</tt> &mdash; [[OLPC Romania]]
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* <tt>#olpc-ko</tt> &mdash; [[OLPC Korea]]
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=== other channels ===
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You will be logged into chat. You can see the list of other people in the channel on the right side of your screen, and the conversation in the main window. To talk, type your message into the textbox at the bottom, and hit Enter to send.
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* <tt>#olpc-wiki</tt> &mdash; geared towards issues or subjects relative to the [[wiki]] itself ''(Created around 20 June.)''
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* <tt>#olpc-l10n</tt> &mdash; has [[Localization]] as its focus ''(Created around 20 June.)''
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===Channels===
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* <tt>#OLPC-Dictionary</tt> &mdash; related to the [http://www.omegawiki.org omegawiki.org] children's dictionary for the olpc
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* <tt>#tam_tam</tt> &mdash; [[TamTam]]  ''(Inactive?)''
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* <tt>#olpc-talk</tt> &mdash;  If <tt>#olpc</tt> is a room where people are working, then <tt>#olpc-talk</tt> is the hallway where conversation can be moved when it gets noisy or random, or folks just want focus on work.  ''(Created 2007-06-04.  Didn't draw much traffic.  #olpc-content remains the main discussion venue.  If/when that get's too noisy, #olpc-talk can be resurrected.)''
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===How to use irc channels===
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IRC is mainly designed for group communication in discussion 'channels', but allows for personal chat and data transfer as well. 
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# If you don't know what IRC is, now is a good time to find out. It stands for Internet Relay Chat, and is basically... a chatroom. Some helpful resources are [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat here], [http://www.mirc.com/irc.html here], and especially [http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/irctutorial.html this tutorial], which also includes basic commands.
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The community uses a series of ''channels'' in the '''<tt>irc.freenode.net</tt>'''  and <tt>irc.oftc.net</tt> networks. If you have a user page on this wiki, use {{tl|User irc}} to indicate your participation in IRC channels, and to find the category where users are registered.
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# Learn about IRC etiquette. Some good reads are [http://www.ircbeginner.com/ircinfo/etiquette.html here], [http://www.livinginternet.com/r/ru_chatq.htm here], and [http://www.wxwidgets.org/wiki/index.php/IRC_Etiquette here].
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# Review the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Internet_Relay_Chat_clients software client list]. Pick one, download, install. If you haven't used IRC before, a good choice is [http://www.xchat.org/ Xchat], which works on both Linux and Windows; Linuxchix has a good [http://www.linuxchix.org/connecting-linuxchix-irc-using-xchat.html tutorial].
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# connect to to one or more of the above mentioned channels, and join us! (To do this, choose irc.freenode.net as your server, and then /join a channel... if you're new to IRC, the #olpc-content channel is probably the place you want to go first).
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[[Sugar]]-related channels are detailed at http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Internet_Relay_Chat
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==== irc.freenode.net channels ====
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[[Category:Developers]]
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[[Category:Sugar]]
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{|
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| colspan=2 style="background:lightyellow; border:1px solid black;" | '''General:'''
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| <tt>[http://webchat.freenode.net/?randomnick=1&channels=olpc-help&prompt=1 #olpc-help] or irc://irc.freenode.net#olpc-help</tt> || Community help. If you need help using your XO, and you haven't asked anywhere else: try here first.
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| <tt>[http://webchat.freenode.net/?randomnick=1&channels=olpc-ayuda&prompt=1 #olpc-ayuda] or irc://irc.freenode.net#olpc-ayuda</tt> || The Spanish language (Español) version of #olpc-help.
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| width=200px | <tt>[http://webchat.freenode.net/?randomnick=1&channels=olpc&prompt=1 #olpc] or irc://irc.freenode.net#olpc</tt> || Contact point for technical issues, but only infrequently monitored. '''Consider going to #olpc-help first.'''
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| colspan=2 style="background:lightyellow; border:1px solid black;" | '''Developer:'''
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| <tt>[http://webchat.freenode.net/?randomnick=1&channels=fedora-olpc&prompt=1 #fedora-olpc] or irc://irc.freenode.net#fedora-olpc</tt> || The home of the [[Fedora]] interest group for OLPC
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==== irc.oftc.net channels ====
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| colspan=2 style="background:lightyellow; border:1px solid black;" | '''Developer:'''
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| <tt>[https://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.oftc.net&channel=%23olpc-devel #olpc-devel] or irc://irc.oftc.net#olpc-devel</tt> || Software and hardware developers associated with OLPC
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| <tt>[https://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.oftc.net&channel=%23schoolserver #schoolserver] or irc://irc.oftc.net#schoolserver</tt> || Development of the [[XS]] [[School server]]
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| colspan=2 style="background:lightyellow; border:1px solid black;" | '''Community:'''
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| <tt>[https://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.oftc.net&channel=%23olpc-admin #olpc-admin] or irc://irc.oftc.net#olpc-admin</tt> || Home of the Volunteer sys-admin squad: [[Infrastructure gang]]
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=== How to use irc channels ===
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# For the #olpc-family of channels, you can use web-based chat for freenode.net channels [http://webchat.freenode.net qwebirc], with nickname: (whatever you like), and channel: #sugar (or whatever other channel you're trying to get into).
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# Another web-based chat for channels other than freenode.net is [http://www.mibbit.com mibbit], with nickname: (whatever you like), server: irc.oftc.net, and channel: #schoolserver (or whatever other channel you're trying to get into). It also includes an '''inline translation''' service that is helpful when other languages are used.
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# Some helpful resources are [http://www.mirc.com/irc.html here], and [http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/irctutorial.html this tutorial], which also includes basic commands.
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# Learn about IRC etiquette. Try [http://www.ircbeginner.com/ircinfo/etiquette.html here], [http://www.livinginternet.com/r/ru_chatq.htm here], or [http://www.wxwidgets.org/wiki/index.php/IRC_Etiquette here], or [http://www.nerdfest.org/lh_rules.html this link] specifically about asking questions on channels like #olpc-help.
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#* For IRC on your XO, install the latest '''[[XoIRC]]''' activity.
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# Connect to one of the above channels, and say hello. (To do this, choose irc.freenode.net as your server, and then /join a channel... if you're new to IRC, the [irc://freenode/#olpc-help #olpc-help] channel is probably the place you want to go first).
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# Instruction for using the meeting log robot: [[User:Dogi/meeting]]
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# Note [[OLPC growing pains]].

Current revision as of 21:18, 5 March 2014

Most live chat takes place on IRC (that's Internet Relay Chat). You can either use a computer-based client to log in to IRC (like XOirc on the XO) or a web interface below.

Contents

IRC

Navigate to http://webchat.freenode.net. Fill in the screen with the information shown below. (Put your own nickname instead of your-name-here; and if you have a different channel to go to, like #olpc-meeting for example, type that name instead of #olpc-help.) Click the 'Connect' button.

(Note: The form below is just an image.)

You will be logged into chat. You can see the list of other people in the channel on the right side of your screen, and the conversation in the main window. To talk, type your message into the textbox at the bottom, and hit Enter to send.

Channels

IRC is mainly designed for group communication in discussion 'channels', but allows for personal chat and data transfer as well.

The community uses a series of channels in the irc.freenode.net and irc.oftc.net networks. If you have a user page on this wiki, use {{User irc}} to indicate your participation in IRC channels, and to find the category where users are registered.

Sugar-related channels are detailed at http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Internet_Relay_Chat

irc.freenode.net channels

General:
#olpc-help or irc://irc.freenode.net#olpc-help Community help. If you need help using your XO, and you haven't asked anywhere else: try here first.
#olpc-ayuda or irc://irc.freenode.net#olpc-ayuda The Spanish language (Español) version of #olpc-help.
#olpc or irc://irc.freenode.net#olpc Contact point for technical issues, but only infrequently monitored. Consider going to #olpc-help first.
Developer:
#fedora-olpc or irc://irc.freenode.net#fedora-olpc The home of the Fedora interest group for OLPC

irc.oftc.net channels

Developer:
#olpc-devel or irc://irc.oftc.net#olpc-devel Software and hardware developers associated with OLPC
#schoolserver or irc://irc.oftc.net#schoolserver Development of the XS School server
Community:
#olpc-admin or irc://irc.oftc.net#olpc-admin Home of the Volunteer sys-admin squad: Infrastructure gang

How to use irc channels

  1. For the #olpc-family of channels, you can use web-based chat for freenode.net channels qwebirc, with nickname: (whatever you like), and channel: #sugar (or whatever other channel you're trying to get into).
  2. Another web-based chat for channels other than freenode.net is mibbit, with nickname: (whatever you like), server: irc.oftc.net, and channel: #schoolserver (or whatever other channel you're trying to get into). It also includes an inline translation service that is helpful when other languages are used.
  3. Some helpful resources are here, and this tutorial, which also includes basic commands.
  4. Learn about IRC etiquette. Try here, here, or here, or this link specifically about asking questions on channels like #olpc-help.
    • For IRC on your XO, install the latest XoIRC activity.
  5. Connect to one of the above channels, and say hello. (To do this, choose irc.freenode.net as your server, and then /join a channel... if you're new to IRC, the #olpc-help channel is probably the place you want to go first).
  6. Instruction for using the meeting log robot: User:Dogi/meeting
  7. Note OLPC growing pains.
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