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Given that information, and reviewing the X-Chat overview above, use X-Chat to connect to Freenode and join the OpenHatch channel. Pick any nickname you like. :) Once you have joined the channel, say hello!
 
Given that information, and reviewing the X-Chat overview above, use X-Chat 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 IRC ==
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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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Revision as of 17:59, 3 October 2013

On Windows, we'll be using X-Chat, a popular graphical IRC chat client.

IRC client setup instructions

Download X-Chat for Windows from this link.

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.

To join it, scroll down in the Network list and find the Freenode network. Select it by clicking, then click Connect.

Once you connect, you'll need to join the #openhatch channel.

Given that information, and reviewing the X-Chat overview above, use X-Chat 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 IRC

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.

Return to laptop setup

« Return to laptop setup