GIMPtalk online chat room (now even simpler)
Posted 26 July 2009 - 10:43 PM
I tried this today and finally got into the room which I never thought I would. There were about 6-7 members online but only one was actually presnt at that time "SongWind", who chatted with me, and answered each and everything what I asked, I annoyed him a lot asking about IRC.
Let this be Gimptalk's Official IRC Channel, let us link it over the the top.
What I think now is make our very own IRC applciation that only connects to #gimptalk channel and does not let users connent any other, it is becuase many including me dont know anything about irc, so providing a small installer that just displays a dialog and let user chat easily will be good for majority. Connecting / joining etc is not real easy task as far I think. Linux users run console commands most of times and are used to that, but windows users are not and majority is windows users as far I think (just a guess).
What is your opinion? especially the founder of this channel "Griatch".
Posted 26 July 2009 - 11:25 PM
Nice to see you in IRC! I'm back from vacations now and will be on there more regularly again now.
As for linking to the chat through a custom client, well ... considering you and Ali Roman probably has a dozen mails and PMs from me lying around from the last few years suggesting a webchat application for gimptalk, I have no objections. ;) There are plenty of ready-to-use IRC-like chat clients for phpbb3 around with all the features. The advantage of IRC is that it will remain up regardless of if GT goes down (since it's a separate server). The drawback is control. Ali Roman had a webchat in testing at one point before the hackers hit us, my comments and feedback on that should still be in his PMs.
Posted 01 August 2009 - 05:45 PM