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Advanced IRC with Smuxi

Oct 15, 2010, 19:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)

"If you spend much time with any open source project, you're probably going to be spending time in IRC. If you want to make sure you don't miss a minute of your project's conversations, you'll want to check out Smuxi.

"Many users swear by a combination of GNU Screen and irssi for IRC. Fire up a screen session on a server, launch irssi and then connect via SSH and have a persistent IRC session no matter where you go. Great system, except that irssi leaves a bit to be desired in the user friendly department. It's not what one would call intuitive, and many users prefer to spend their time chatting and not hunting down the key combinations to

"Smuxi, on the other hand, is very friendly. It's relatively full-featured for users who know their way around IRC, but easy to use for those folks just diving into discussions in IRC. As Smuxi isn't at 1.0 yet, it may be missing some features you want in an IRC client — but I haven't found any major limitations. Most importantly, Smuxi has similar benefits to the Screen/irssi combo, without sacrificing usability. Ready to get Smuxified? Let's go!"

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