[uf-discuss] IRC Chat Client?

Colin Barrett timber at lava.net
Fri Oct 20 01:01:39 PDT 2006

mIRC is practically free. I don't think it will shut down or anything  
if you don't register it. It's not that great, but it is used by a lot  
of people.
Xchat is okay, and totally free.
I don't know if it's still around but there used to be an IRC client  
called pIRCh.

Of course, there's also always the option of sshing to a linux box and  
using irssi.


On Oct 20, 2006, at 12:51 AM, Mike Schinkel wrote:

>>> I tend to prefer the combination of IRC+wiki,
> Slightly off topic, but can anyone recommend a good free IRC client  
> for
> WinXP?
> -Mike
> -----Original Message-----
> From: microformats-discuss-bounces at microformats.org
> [mailto:microformats-discuss-bounces at microformats.org] On Behalf Of  
> Tantek Ç
> elik
> Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 6:49 PM
> To: microformats-discuss
> Subject: Re: [uf-discuss] hResume - Marking up experience and  
> "present"date
> On 10/19/06 3:27 PM, "Jeremy Boggs" <jeremyboggs at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Agreed, for now, this is an excellent point to start:
>>>  http://microformats.org/wiki/hresume-issues
>> Thanks for setting this up, Tantek. So, if we want to discuss further
>> issues with this problem, should we post them there, on that wiki
>> page, or continue making comments through email? A while ago I
>> responded to Ciaran's last message in this thread, but if that
>> response (or at least some form of it) should go on the wiki, I'll be
>> glad to do that.
> Excellent questions Jeremy.
> There is no simple hard and fast rule, but I have found that the  
> following
> guidelines seem to help.
> 1. Discussions work better on the email list (or IRC channel - which  
> is
> often faster than email).
> 2. Conclusions/opinions are better recorded on the wiki.
> In general, I tend to prefer the combination of IRC+wiki, but that is
> largely my personal preference - YMMV.  Clearly email works better for
> discussing more in depth issues.  I've simply found that I am often  
> unable
> to keep up with all the different threads, and thus end up not  
> replying to
> some for many days (weeks, months), and then important concluding  
> points get
> lost because they are never persisted in any form in a place where  
> people
> can easily find them.
> That is, the wiki is more "reader friendly" than email because you  
> can go to
> the wiki and understand "the current state" of things, whereas email
> archives are both hard to search and you have to typically read  
> through a
> whole thread to understand what points were resolved and how.
> Thus even for "issues" - if you believe you have a solid  
> understanding of
> what an issue is, and that it is an issue, you could add it directly  
> to the
> appropriate *-issues page.  You could then use email as a notification
> mechanism that you have raised the issue and provide a URL to it on  
> the
> wiki.  OTOH if you're not certain about an issue, then posting to  
> the list
> can help to clarify/refine it at which point it should probably be  
> captured
> on the wiki - in the hopes that it will be resolved and respective  
> changes
> incorporated, and serve as documentation for those who would raise  
> the same
> issue in the future.
> Thanks,
> Tantek
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