Evergreen on IRC
Chat online with the Evergreen community
Quite a few of us (developers, contributors, enthusiasts, etc.) hang out on the Freenode Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network for real-time chat, on channel #Evergreen. In early February of 2008, we decided to start publicly logging the channel so that everyone could benefit from the knowledge shared there. You may browse these logs, and if you’re on channel, you may prepend a specific message with
[off] to prevent that message from being logged. We also have a web gateway to the channel. Like most forums on the Internet, IRC has its own culture and etiquette, and when in doubt over something, just ask.
In the interests of transparency everything on IRC is public and logged.
Technically, administrators can delete things, but the content may be mirrored, has feeds and is in the Google cache & other search engines indexes, so deleting something doesn’t make it go away. Our policy is to leave the archives alone except in exceptional cases. Please send a request promptly to firstname.lastname@example.org if you believe you are the exception.
- Evergreen IRC Quick Start Guide
- Tutorial on connecting to #evergreen with Chatzilla (Firefox add-on)
- Using Meetbot for IRC meetings
- Guide to using the “pinesol_green” IRC concierge Bot
- IRC Etiquette
- Browse the logs for #Evergreen (old logs will be uploaded soon)
- Who’s who on the #evergreen channel
- “Paste-bot” for IRC channel (use this for sharing large error messages, etc.)
- Join #Evergreen through a web gateway courtesy of Freenode.
The IRC channel is community oriented and any help you receive there is by volunteers, not support staff from any commercial company. Folks are not always available 24×7 on the channel, and the mailing lists are a good alternative for seeking help with Evergreen.