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IRC, or Internet Relay Chat, is often used as a real-time communication capability with open source projects. We're pretty proud of the friendly vibe in the OpenStack channels and invite anyone wanting to ask questions or talk about all things OpenStack to the channels.
 
IRC, or Internet Relay Chat, is often used as a real-time communication capability with open source projects. We're pretty proud of the friendly vibe in the OpenStack channels and invite anyone wanting to ask questions or talk about all things OpenStack to the channels.
  
IRC software can be found for all operating systems. The [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Internet_Relay_Chat_clients#Operating_system_support IRC clients comparison chart on Wikipedia] can help you pick one for your operating system.
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=== New to IRC ? ===
  
You don't have to have a complex setup to use IRC. You can use the web client for Freenode, which doesn't require any download or setup. Just pick a nickname and join #openstack: http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=openstack,openstack-101.
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Please see the IRC chapter in our Contributors Guide: '''https://docs.openstack.org/contributors/common/irc.html'''
  
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=== OpenStack IRC channels and meetings ===
  
==== How to read messages exchanged when you're offline ====
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Our main channels are:
  
IRC, unlike other chat systems, doesn't keep when you're offline. In order to be notified of relevant communications you can either look at the [http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/irclogs/ channel logs] or setup an IRC proxy.
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* #openstack (for usage questions)
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* #openstack-dev (for development questions)
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* #openstack-infra (for questions about the project infrastructure)
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* #openstack-upstream-institute (for beginners in the OpenStack land)
  
The most common IRC proxies are [http://wiki.znc.in/ZNC znc] and [https://bip.milkypond.org/ bip]. See the following guides to configure them:
 
  
* [https://kashyapc.fedorapeople.org/notes-bip-IRC-proxy/README Installation notes for Fedora/RH-like] and [https://kashyapc.fedorapeople.org/notes-bip-IRC-proxy/bip.conf example bip.conf] contributed by Kashyap Chamarthy
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You can access the complete list of channels and the schedule of IRC meetings on: '''http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/'''
* ZNC [https://dague.net/2014/09/13/my-irc-proxy-setup/ configuration notes] contributed by Sean Dague
 
  
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=== How to read messages exchanged when you're offline ===
  
== OpenStack IRC channels (chat.freenode.net) ==
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IRC, unlike other chat systems, doesn't keep messages when you're offline. In order to be notified of relevant communications you can either look at the [http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/irclogs/ channel logs] or setup an IRC proxy.  
  
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The most common IRC proxies are [http://wiki.znc.in/ZNC znc] and [https://bip.milkypond.org/ bip]. See the following guides to configure them:
  
If you want to start a new IRC channel, please consult with the InfrastructureTeam in #openstack-infra or at openstack-infra@lists.openstack.org to ensure it gets registered appropriately.
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* [https://kashyapc.fedorapeople.org/notes-bip-IRC-proxy/README Installation notes for Fedora/RH-like] and [https://kashyapc.fedorapeople.org/notes-bip-IRC-proxy/bip.conf example bip.conf] contributed by Kashyap Chamarthy
 
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* ZNC [https://dague.net/2014/09/13/my-irc-proxy-setup/ configuration notes] contributed by Sean Dague
'''Many IRC channels are logged and [http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/irclogs/ recordings are publicly accessible]'''. If you're concerned about privacy consider using a [https://freenode.net/faq.shtml#cloaks cloak], [https://freenode.net/irc_servers.shtml#tor tor], hide your real name and be mindful not to write sensitive data in these channels.
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* [https://weechat.org/ WeeChat] IRC client combines proxy and client, and allows you to run the client in a shell and access that client additionally from a web client or Android app.
  
{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1"
 
|-
 
! IRC Channel !! Description
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack''' || general discussion, support
 
|-
 
| '''#openstack-101''' || guidance for new contributors
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-anvil''' || [http://anvil.readthedocs.org/ Anvil] discussion channel
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-barbican''' || Barbican-related team discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-blazar''' || blazar (formerly climate) team discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-board''' || OpenStack Foundation Board Meeting Back channel (mainly quiet except during meetings)
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-ceilometer''' || ceilometer team discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-chef''' || deployment and operating OpenStack with Chef
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-chinese''' || general discussion, support in Chinese
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-cinder''' || cinder team discussions
 
|-
 
| '''#openstack-community''' || coordination of community activity
 
|-
 
| '''#openstack-containers''' || containers team discussion
 
|-
 
| '''#openstack-cue''' || Cue team discussion
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-defcore''' || Defcore discussion channel
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-dev''' || general and cross-project development discussion
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-dns''' || Designate DNS team discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-doc''' || documentation team discussion
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-fr''' || general discussion, support in French
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-fwaas''' || Firewall as a Service discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-gbp''' || Group Based Policy discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-glance''' || glance team discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-gsoc''' || google summer of code discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-horizon''' || horizon team discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-hyper-v''' || Microsoft Windows guests and hypervisor discussion
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-infra''' || developer community infrastructure, continuous integration testing
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-ironic''' || ironic & bare metal discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-keystone''' || keystone team discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-ko''' || general discussion, support in Korean
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-latinamerica''' || OpenStack Latin America (Spanish)
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-lbaas''' || Neutron LBaaS and Project Octavia discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-manila''' || shared / distributed file system service team discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-marconi''' || queue/messaging marconi team discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-meeting''' || team meetings
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-meeting-alt''' || team meetings, alternate channel
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-meeting-3''' || team meetings, another alternate channel
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-meeting-4''' || team meetings, another alternate channel
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-mistral''' || Mistral Workflow Service for OpenStack
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-neutron''' || neutron team discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-nfv''' || [[Teams/NFV|NFV]] team discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-nova''' || nova team discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-operators''' || OpenStack Operators discussion channel
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-opw''' || GNOME OPW mentor, intern and supporter discussions
 
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|'''#openstack-oslo''' || [https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Oslo Oslo] development discussion
 
|-
 
| '''#openstack-qa''' || QA team discussion
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-rally''' || [https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Rally Rally] measure performance of your cloud
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-rating''' || Rating team discussions
 
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|'''#openstack-relmgr-office''' || Release managers office hours channel
 
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|'''#openstack-sahara''' || [https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Sahara Sahara] team discussions
 
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|'''#openstack-sdks''' || Development of SDKs to work with OpenStack and the unified OpenStack command line tool
 
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|'''#openstack-security''' || General discussion about OpenStack security and open channel for the OpenStack Security Group (OSSG)
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-stable''' || stable branch management and packaging discussions
 
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|'''#openstack-state-management''' || [https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/TaskFlow TaskFlow] and state-management development discussion
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-swift''' || swift team discussions
 
|-
 
| '''#openstack-translation''' || translation groups discussion
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-trove''' || trove database team discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-tw''' || general discussion, support in Taiwan
 
|-
 
| '''#openstack-ux''' || discussion channel for user experience
 
|-
 
|'''#openstack-vmware''' || The VMwareAPI team discussion channel
 
|-
 
|'''#congress''' || Congress policy developer discussion channel
 
|-
 
|'''#heat''' || Heat developer discussion channel
 
|-
 
|'''#magnetodb''' || Key-Value storage for OpenStack
 
|-
 
|'''#murano''' || Murano team discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#nova-docker''' || Nova Docker team discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#refstack''' || RefStack
 
|-
 
|'''#senlin''' ||  [https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Senlin Senlin] team discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#storyboard''' || StoryBoard team discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#tacker''' ||  [https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Tacker Tacker] NFV Orchestrator team discussions
 
|-
 
|'''#tripleo''' || TripleO team discussions
 
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|'''#openstack-ansible''' || Openstack ansible deployments discussions
 
|-}
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:19, 23 January 2020

IRC, or Internet Relay Chat, is often used as a real-time communication capability with open source projects. We're pretty proud of the friendly vibe in the OpenStack channels and invite anyone wanting to ask questions or talk about all things OpenStack to the channels.

New to IRC ?

Please see the IRC chapter in our Contributors Guide: https://docs.openstack.org/contributors/common/irc.html

OpenStack IRC channels and meetings

Our main channels are:

  • #openstack (for usage questions)
  • #openstack-dev (for development questions)
  • #openstack-infra (for questions about the project infrastructure)
  • #openstack-upstream-institute (for beginners in the OpenStack land)


You can access the complete list of channels and the schedule of IRC meetings on: http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/

How to read messages exchanged when you're offline

IRC, unlike other chat systems, doesn't keep messages when you're offline. In order to be notified of relevant communications you can either look at the channel logs or setup an IRC proxy.

The most common IRC proxies are znc and bip. See the following guides to configure them: