[fdo-users] RE: [fdo-internals] Testing PostGIS / OGR - IRC Rocks!

Jason Birch Jason.Birch at nanaimo.ca
Fri Oct 26 23:01:05 EDT 2007

OK, no idea why I didn't send this to these lists too...
Developers especially should consider IRC.  It makes collaborative problem solving fairly painless.


From: Jason Birch
Subject: [fdo-internals] Testing PostGIS / OGR - IRC Rocks!

OK, this is my last message to both lists :)

The last couple days have really clarified how effective IRC is for
communicating problems, and iteratively working through to a solution.
Email is far slower and harder to keep in sync.

I would strongly suggest that developers and users in the MapGuide and
FDO communities make use of the IRC channels that we have set up for
this kind of real-time communication.

So, if your corporate firewall allows, please join us on:

FDO:  irc://irc.freenode.net/fdo

MapGuide:  irc://irc.freenode.net/mapguide

Some easy-to-use IRC clients include

 - HydraIRC - Windows-only application

 - Colloquy - Mac IRC client

 - X-Chat Aqua - Mac IRC client (keyboard-friendly)

 - Chatzilla - Cross-platform plugin for FireFox -


 - X-Chat - Windows / Linux client

There are some useful hints on the Freenode site, including how to
register a username so that you have a fixed identity:


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