Freenode and

Luigi Toscano ltoscano at
Fri May 21 13:47:38 UTC 2021

On Friday, 21 May 2021 15:30:40 CEST Andrey Kurilin wrote:
> пт, 21 мая 2021 г. в 15:16, Kashyap Chamarthy <kchamart at>:

> > 
> > 
> > who don't prefer IRC
> Why everyone points to third-party solutions for those who don't like IRC?
> Why the modern chat-platform can be used as a main solution and those who
> want IRC should look for third-party bridges to make it work in the good
> old way?

On the technical side, as pointed out by several people, this could be done 
with and its bridges, without having to leave IRC behind.

> My small experience:
> Long time ago (4 years ago?!), I moved Rally community from IRC to Gitter. I
> don't regret it. There was a bot for synchronizing messages between Gitter
> and IRC, so no one was offended or ignored. Gitter (as like many modern
> chat-platforms that are mentioned in this thread) provides web, mobile and
> native clients. You just install or open browser tab it and it works. No
> need to think about installing bouncer, configuring IRC client to do not
> send disconnect signal to bouncer, and so on. From the beginning, most
> newcomers & users that don't care much about openstack community workflows
> started writing at Gitter, because it was much simpler (several clicks and
> you can ask for help) and the trend persisted.
> I'm not saying that we need to use Gitter, it is going to die at some
> point, but I would like to raise one more time an idea that IRC is a
> good technology(as
> like ADSL) that will be alive for long long years, but there are a lot of
> interesting powerful solutions (i.e fiber networks).

You may know already, but gitter is now based on


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