Inkscape Development Online Discussion
We use Jabber in preference to IRC for development discussions. Jabber is an Instant Messaging system but allows allows establishment of “chat rooms”. We often meet on the ‘inkscape’ channel on the conference.gristle.org server.
You'll need a Jabber client such as Gaim or Gabber. Set up an account with a server such as gristle.org or myjabber.net, then join the chat group.
Also see the setting up Gaim for inkscape.gristle.org tutorial.
While this channel is primarily geared for developer discussion, we do not discourage users from participating too, however please be conscientious of any development discussions going on. If you do not get an immediate answer to your question, folks may just be focusing on other things; try asking again later, or use the mailing list or forums instead.
The channel #inkscape on server irc.freenode.org is also available for IRC users. We have an IRC-to-Jabber bridge that allows communication between both areas.
Configure your IRC client to use the utf-8 character set if you can. In many IRC clients, this can be done with ‘/charset utf-8’ or ‘/set term_type utf-8’.
- Autopackage: #autopackage at irc.freenode.net
- Open Clip Art Library: #openclipart at irc.freenode.net
- Scribus: #scribus at irc.freenode.net