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.
- Installation notes for Fedora/RH-like and example bip.conf contributed by Kashyap Chamarthy
- ZNC configuration notes contributed by Sean Dague
- 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.