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On OS X, we'll be using Colloquy, a popular graphical IRC chat client.
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On OS X, we'll be using LimeChat, a popular graphical IRC chat client.
  
 
== IRC client setup instructions ==
 
== IRC client setup instructions ==
  
# [http://hivelocity.dl.sourceforge.net/project/colloquy.mirror/colloquy-latest.zip Download Colloquy from this link].
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# [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/limechat/id414030210?mt=12 Download LimeChat from the Mac App Store]
# Copy the Colloquy application to your Applications folder.
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# Read through the material in this [https://techblog.willshouse.com/2012/12/11/limechat-tutorial/ LimeChat tutorial].
# '''Potential problem (and solution)''': When you try to open Colloquy, you may get a message from OS X saying that it's from an unidentified developer so you can't open it. To fix this, open your System Preferences application, click "Security & Privacy", click the "General" tab, and you may see an "Open Anyway" button regarding the Colloquy app that you just tried to open. You can click that button! You can also choose the button under "Allow applications downloaded from..." to "Anywhere".
 
# Read through the material on [http://www.smogon.com/irc/tutorials/colloquy Getting started with Colloquy]. We'll practice using IRC in depth later in the day.
 
  
 
== IRC client practice: joining the OpenHatch channel ==
 
== IRC client practice: joining the OpenHatch channel ==
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IRC server name: irc.freenode.net
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IRC server name: chat.freenode.net
 
channel name: #openhatch
 
channel name: #openhatch
 
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Given that information, and reviewing the Colloquy overview above, use Colloquy to connect to Freenode and join the OpenHatch channel. Pick any nickname you like. :) Once you have joined the channel, say hello!
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Given that information, and reviewing the overview above, use the app to connect to Freenode and join the OpenHatch channel. Pick any nickname you like. :) Once you have joined the channel, say hello!
  
 
== Registering a nickname on Freenode (optional) ==
 
== Registering a nickname on Freenode (optional) ==

Latest revision as of 05:22, 2 December 2018

On OS X, we'll be using LimeChat, a popular graphical IRC chat client.

IRC client setup instructions[edit]

  1. Download LimeChat from the Mac App Store
  2. Read through the material in this LimeChat tutorial.

IRC client practice: joining the OpenHatch channel[edit]

During this workshop we'll get practice using IRC and help each other as we contribute to projects in the #openhatch channel on the Freenode network.

Here are the connection details for joining the Freenode network and the OpenHatch IRC channel:

IRC server name: chat.freenode.net
channel name: #openhatch

Given that information, and reviewing the overview above, use the app to connect to Freenode and join the OpenHatch channel. Pick any nickname you like. :) Once you have joined the channel, say hello!

Registering a nickname on Freenode (optional)[edit]

You can pick a permanent name by "registering a nick". This doesn't mean you can't easily go by other names - instead, it reserves the nick you register so it can be used only by you. To register a nick, type the following command into your client's input line:

   /msg NickServ REGISTER password youremail@example.com

Replace "password" with a secure password and "youremail@example.com" with your email. Further details are at the Freenode FAQ pages.

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