VEMS related [irc] (chat) #vems on "EFNET" irc network
is NOT thematically organized (and does NOT meet [support requirements], but still useful in some cases), similarly to other channels:
- [forums] (external site, not vems.hu)
- ad-hoc skype / twitter / hangout / facebook channels
It is a good idea to maintain a MembersPage for each project, and update it after chatting about it ... "thanx for the info, I updated ... accordingly". People appreciate that (and have a chance to update later with even better info !).
#vems IRC channel on EFNET network
- see [server list]
- eg. irc.efnet.fr irc.efnet.pl, efnet.xs4all.nl
- set your IRC client to a server in the list that works best for your location
There are many IRC clients for Linux, android and win32, eg. [xchat]
Or try some "Web irc login/client"
- [EFNET irc web gateway]
- [Ajax client Mibbit]
- [ChatZilla], that is a Firefox extension. In this case, to connect to #vems channel, type in the command line:
- /attach irc://efnet.xs4all.nl/vems
Note: some behind a non-masquerading firewall (eg. from "work") cannot access this. httptunnel can be used, but it requires a remote hts (server-end) running for the htc (client-end) to connect to. We have the server where we can run hts, yell if you need it.
CGI-irc gateway useful for anyone behind firewall (works from browser)
- [working CGI-irc gateway] select
- efnet (important)
- "other channel"
- #vems channel
- experimental chat (not yet used by users) installed on http://monster.vems.hu
- a standard http (should work everywhere)
- and a JAVA based (requires JAVA enabled). Not sure of any advantage for this simple app.
- original cgi-irc link (set #vems channel and efnet.xs4all.nl servername!): [chat.net CGI IRC gateway] - doesn't seem to work recently
- http://www.directory.co.uk/CGI_Irc.htm to find a CGI IRC gateway if the above says "too many connections"
- this did not allow setting #vems channel, I think: http://www.kernelnewbies.org/welcome/irc.cgi
When making queries, the best way is to write the setup/problem in wiki (often under MembersPage) and ask on irc copypasting the wiki link (except for the most simple questions when the wiki query might be useless - not interesting for others - if the question is answered right away).
Remember that anything written on irc will be lost ("formatting" is too noisy, so almost noone reads the whole irclog) so if something deserves to stay, it should be in wiki (or in version tracking system like CVS or SubVersionSvn).