Freenode is the public IRC system that Linaro uses to communicate.
Server: irc.linaro.org or irc.freenode.net
SSL: Yes, use port 6697s
#linaro for general conversation
#linaro-android for Android discussions
#linaro-armhf for ARM HF discussions
#linaro-big.little for big.LITTLE related discussions
#linaro-dhg for Digital Home Group discussions
#linaro-enterprise for Linaro Enterprise Group (LEG) discussions
#linaro-gfx for Linaro Graphics and Multimedia discussions
#linaro-gsoc for coordinating Linaro projects in the Google Summer of Code
#linaro-infrastructure for Linaro Infrastructure discussions
#linaro-kernel for kernel specific discussions
#linaro-lava for LAVA discussions
#linaro-meeting for meeting backchannels
#linaro-meeting-2 for meeting backchannels
#linaro-mm-sig for the Linaro Memory Management SIG
#linaro-networking for Linaro Networking Group discussions
#linaro-pmo for project management discussions
#linaro-tcwg for Toolchain WG discussions
#linaro-tsc to contact the TSC
#linaro-virtualization for Virtualization discussions
Need a channel that’s not listed above? Follow the instructions to setup a new channel.
Linaro is using a meeting bot for IRC meeting notetaking. More information are available here
IRC Software for Linux
- http://xchat.org/ – the most commonly used IRC client in Linaro
- http://irssi.org/ (terminal based, run it through ‘screen’ to avoid missing any discussion)
IRC Software for Windows
- IRC Explorer is a good client for Windows 8 users.
Typically, IRC requires you to run a connected client at all times otherwise you miss any communication that takes place while your client is disconnected. This can be overcome by using an IRC proxy and IT Services provides ZNC as a centralised proxy server. More information, including how Linaro employees and assignees can request an account, can be found here. (This service is only available to Linaro employees and assignees – authentication is required to access that page.)
IRC through Firefox
If you are using Firefox as a web browser, there’s also an IRC add-on for it: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/16/
IRC through Emacs
If you are an emacs user, you already have an irc client part of your emacs 23 or higher. To activate presse Alt+x and type “rcirc”. Then join any of the rooms you want since rcirc defaults to irc.freenode.net, which is the server Linaro uses for all their chat rooms.
IRC through any web browser
If you don’t really want to configure an IRC client, you can use a web-based one for Freenode
Below are the webchat links to all the public Linaro Channels (Just click on the links below and follow the instructions to connect these channels)
Each of these applications is configured slightly differently; if you have difficulty configuring the server details then you can ask for help through email on the linaro mailing list.
A Guide to FOSS IRC Channels and Mailing Lists
Click here linaro IRC Logs http://irclogs.linaro.org/