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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]
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# Read through the material in this [https://techblog.willshouse.com/2012/12/11/limechat-tutorial/ LimeChat tutorial].
# Copy the Colloquy application to your Applications folder.
 
# Read through the material on [http://www.smogon.com/irc/colloquy_tutorial 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!
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== Registering a nickname on Freenode (optional) ==
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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:
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/msg NickServ REGISTER password youremail@example.com
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Replace "password" with a secure password and "youremail@example.com" with your email. Further details are at [http://freenode.net/faq.shtml#nicksetup the Freenode FAQ pages].
   
 
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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

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

IRC client practice: joining the OpenHatch channel

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)

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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