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Squeak on IRC
Last updated at 8:27 pm UTC on 23 September 2007
Where: irc.freenode.net, on the channel #squeak, of course.

There is an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) channel devoted to Squeak. Its name is #squeak (naturally!), and it's on irc.freenode.net (note their FAQ about IRC services). You can use the Squeak IRC client, IRCe, to reach it.

NOTE: the IRC client was removed from the base image. Use SqueakMap to load IRCe.

The IRCe client included in the 3.7 full image contains a bug. It will produce a walkback the first time you start it up. You should load the latest version of IRCe from SqueakMap .

If you are learning Squeak (and who ever knows it all?), the IRC channel is a great place to ask quick questions that you don't feel like sending to the Squeak Mailing Lists. It's also a great place to go if you just want to escape the world of Java and C++ programmers for a little while and hang out with people who see the light. :)

Who's on? Brian Rice, Aaron Reichow, Ken Causey. Occasionally Steve Gilbert, Eddie Cottongim, Craig Latta, Göran Krampe and Steve Wessels are there. There are always several fresh neophytes (Webb hangs here a lot – so does Brent Vukmer). Other prominent Squeakers make cameos.

Q: I thought I heard about a web page which has the logs for the #squeak IRC channel... where is it?

A: One is http://ircbrowse.com. Another is http://tunes.org/~nef/logs/squeak/.

Additional beginner information on the #squeak IRC channel is available on the Squeak People site at: http://people.squeakfoundation.org/article/7.html.

IRC Portal entry page