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On Windows, we'll be using X-Chat, a popular graphical IRC chat client.
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On Windows, we'll be using HexChat, a popular graphical IRC chat client.
   
 
== IRC client setup instructions ==
 
== IRC client setup instructions ==
   
# [http://www.silverex.org/download/ Download X-Chat for Windows from this link].
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[http://hexchat.github.io/ Download HexChat for Windows from this link].
   
 
== IRC client practice: joining the OpenHatch channel ==
 
== IRC client practice: joining the OpenHatch channel ==
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Once you connect, you'll need to join the #openhatch channel.
 
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!
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Given that information, and reviewing the HexChat overview above, use HexChat 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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Also avalible source file and setup on this website http://tubematedownloadforpc.com/
 
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Latest revision as of 07:23, 30 June 2015

On Windows, we'll be using HexChat, a popular graphical IRC chat client.

IRC client setup instructions

Download HexChat 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 HexChat overview above, use HexChat 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.

Also avalible source file and setup on this website http://tubematedownloadforpc.com/

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