Connect with the GNOME Community on IRC

IRC is one of the main communication channels used by the GNOME community. IRC channels are a great place to hang out if you want to contribute to the GNOME project, want to see what the developers are talking about, or you're just looking to connect with other GNOME users.

IRC channels are also a good place to ask for help, but when you do, try to provide as much detail as you can. For example, if you have a build problem you can put the error message into an online pastebin and post the link in the channel along with your question. And don't be discouraged if you don't get an answer right away, your fellow contributors may simply be busy at the moment, so be patient.

Step 1: Choose an IRC Application

To use IRC you need an IRC client. You can use the GNOME app Polari, or the new cross-platform app that bridges GNOME IRC with some other nice features, Riot.

Step 2: Join an IRC Channel

GNOME IRC channels can be found on the server, also known as GIMPNet. You can join any IRC channel below by either following the link or using your client's directory. Two good channels to start with with are #gnome for general help and talking about GNOME, and #newcomers for getting started with contributing to GNOME.

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Servers & Web

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Community/GettingInTouch/IRC (last edited 2017-09-10 16:32:58 by NielsDeGraef)