Growstuff uses IRC for real-time chat among its project participants. Everyone is welcome! Conversation is mostly on the subject of the Growstuff project, but friendly chit-chat also happens.
How to connect
Server: irc.freenode.net Channel: #growstuff
Anyone can connect to IRC using IRC client software (various options are available for all OSes) or by using a http://webchat.freenode.net/ ... all you have to do is choose a nickname (any short name to identify yourself, such as your Twitter handle or similar) and connect to the #growstuff channel.
We aim to have a regular IRC gathering every Wednesday, rotating by six hours every week so as not to favour any particular time zone. They're not compulsory, but it would be great if you could drop in. The time of the weekly meeting is posted regularly to our Mailing list and often also on Twitter.
Note that there is no particular agenda, though if there's some particular topic you'd like to talk about, it's best to mention it early on so we make time for it.
We have some bots in the channel. These look like people, but are actually software.
Espalier is the github notification bot. It uses github's hooks to notify the channel whenever a change is made to the Growstuff/growstuff repository.
(Why espalier? Because of the branching.)
Tansy is an infobot. She runs on flooterbuck software, which is quite ancient but which does the job.
You can use the following commands:
- X is Y
- Tansy will remember anything you say that fits this pattern
- Tansy will answer with "X is Y"
- something++ or something--
- adds or removes karma from whatever -- this is used to express approval/disapproval of that thing
- karma something
- tells you the current cumulative karma of that thing
There are more, but you'll probably pick them up pretty easily if you watch her in the channel