Somewhere, in the void of internet, there is an IRC channel dedicated to our projects. It has been up for quite some time. However most users that join( and users which dont ) are not familiar with its content and reasons behind its existence. Here, you can find small FAQ on how to best utilize this channel.
Tips & FAQ
Q: What is the location of channel?
A: Channel is located at freenode.net servers. You can either join via web chat or use 3rd party IRC client. Client should connect to irc.freenode.net/8001. Channel name is #mobicents.
Q: Why this channel exist?
A: There are two main reasons. First is fairly simple. We(the developer teams) wanted to have a public place in which we discuss our goals and progress. On weekly basis, our teams hold meetings, during which each team discuses last week’s work and plans next week. Those meetings are public and anyone can join. Second reason for this channel to exist is a need of feedback and contact with community users.
The weekly team meetings are scheduled as follows:
Mobicents General Team Meeting
Every Wednesday at 10am CST/ 5pm CET.
Mobicents SS7 Team Meeting
Every Tuesday at 8am CST/ 3pm CET.
Mobicents SIP Servlets Team Meeting
Every Tuesday at 10:30am CST/ 5:30pm CET.
Q: Who is on the channel?
A: This is public channel. Anyone is free to join or leave. So among developers, there are also community users present on the channel.
Q:How to ask questions?
A:This is quite important. We(developers) are not constantly watching #mobicents for activity, we just check at times if something is going on on the channel( even though we are there, we are hacking, thats our job). If you fire away your question it may take a while for someone to notice. However if you include developer nickname in question, it will spawn notification on his machine. For instance:
- badly formed question: ‘Im having problems with installation of JSLEE server, is there any guide?’
- properly formed question: ‘baranowb: Im having problems with installation of JSLEE server, is there any guide?’
Q: Who should be asked about certain topic?
A: Each project has list of developers involved, for example jss7 list.
Q: What I can ask about?
A: Anything. However this channel is not support channel. It is public, community channel. Core developers are not bound in anyway to guide you through Mobicents setup. Mobicents is community project, it has documentation.
Web IRC Chat
For your convenience we expose the freenode IRC webchat for you, so you can join our IRC channel any time you want without even having an IRC client installed on your system, please follow this link http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=mobicents