Unofficial Corona Developer Channel | #corona on irc.freenode.net

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nckmrtn
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Who?

Anyone who's reading this! It doesn't matter if you're a Corona developer (yet) or not, swing by and chat with us.. well.. right now it's just me, but you gotta start somewhere.

What?

From Wikipedia: Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet text messaging (chat) or synchronous conferencing. It is mainly designed for group communication in discussion forums, called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication via private message as well as chat and data transfers via Direct Client-to-Client.

Where?

#corona on irc.freenode.net

When?

Anytime you feel like it! One of the best things about IRC is being able to idle in a channel and only getting notified when something relevant happens in it (such as someone joining, chatting, leaving, etc).

Why?

I might just be old fashioned but most every other development platform I've used has had an active IRC channel - it really adds to the community once there are enough regulars in there. It's great if you want to take a quick break from coding or need to pick someone's brain quickly, plus IRC is great to chat with similar interested people about things that might be too mundane or off-topic for the forums!

How?

You will need an IRC client installed to connect, but luckily most of them are completely free! I'm assuming almost everyone reading this will be using Mac OS X as their operating system of choice so I'm only going to list some more popular ones for it..

*If for any reason whatsoever the amazing people at Ansca don't approve of this please feel free to delete this topic, otherwise I hope to see some of you soon!*

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carlos m. icaza
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awesome ! from the amazing people at ansca !

carlos

peachpellen
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I love this idea; just downloaded Colloguy (much nicer than MacIrssi) and got it set up. :)

Hopefully it catches on, I'm all alone right now ^-^;

nckmrtn
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Sorry peachpellen, forgot to add that the channel is actually #corona on irc.freenode.net (no double #).

I tried to update the opening post but the forums won't let me.. maybe someone could edit that for me?

IgnacioIturra
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Ahh good to know. I tried ##corona last night and it was obviously empty. It's weird the forum doesn't let you edit the first post, but you can always double post for something important like that.

nckmrtn
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Just a quick bump to remind everyone that we're still kicking at #corona on irc.freenode.net - feel free to stop by!

Also note that the thread title is wrong, it should read #corona (no double #).

peachpellen
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I'll be back in soon - been off due to computer issues. (Minor, getting sorted.)

I hope to see more people there, it's such a good way to communicate!

nckmrtn
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Just another bump to let you know that we're still hanging around in #corona on irc.freenode.net and (slowly) growing in numbers! Don't be afraid to jump in and say hi!

I'm making a quick 'how to' guide for each of the three IRC clients listed above too, in case anyone needs them.

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and wish you all best in the coming new year!

Spacehunter
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Good idea!

I just joined.

nckmrtn
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Just another bump to let everyone know we're still hanging around in #corona on irc.freenode.net. Over the last while we've grown to a consistent 10+ users in the channel at all times.

If you haven't checked it out yet, what's stopping you?! If you have already but there was no one there, give us another shot!!

peachpellen
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14 this second; I must start logging on more ^-^;

smaugs_treasure
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I tried logging into the chat but got an error message saying: irc.freenode.net: Terminated
I´m using Mibbit and have no problems using other channel on there.

smaugs_treasure
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*duplicate post, removed*

chinmay.patil
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freenode rejects connection from mibbit.

try http://webchat.freenode.net/

mikael_hellberg
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Hey! #corona is offline. Whats the deal?

peach pellen
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It's online now :)

dominic.wood
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Not used IRC before - how do I enter text in the webchat client? link to website has no user instructions nor google is any help - webchat means something else entirely on there :)

Great idea if I know how to get started

peach pellen
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Are you on Mac or Windows? If Mac, Colloquy is pretty easy to get into and has a "friendly" interface :)

Peach

chevol
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Is this now the "Official" Corona Developer Channel on IRC?

peach pellen
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Uh, I don't think it's technically "Official" because it isn't run by us - but it may as well be. (It's the only channel we use.)

chevol
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@Peach cool, thanks for the clarification. Just noticed thread here says Unofficial and IRC says Official, so wasn't sure if it became official and I missed it or something.

peach pellen
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Uhhhh, maybe it did? I haven't heard anything but I'm also not exactly "up" with IRC. I know Sean is in there a lot, so it may as well be official ;)

webpurchases
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Anyone still using this? I just splashed £2.99 on LimeChat, but none is there... I'm always late to the party :-)

peach pellen
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People are still using it - double check your settings :)

bpran
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Hi Peach,
come and join us again in the irc channel :)

peach pellen
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Hey I wasn't around at that time but tomorrow I will attempt to drop by :-) I know I should spend more time there, I keep just forgetting to log on ;-)

bpran
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Hi everyone,
please use this channel if you want to learn more about using Corona SDK to create great games.

Many good friendly people with good programming skills in there.
In the last 3 weeks I learned a lot of things from them.

See you soon and happy coding!

P.S:
still see no Peach! (haha)

peach pellen
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Haha sorry, I know, I'm so slack-

Have been in a few times but due to travel, a conference and catching up with local friends I haven't had as much time for IRC as I'd like. (The internet at my hotel is somewhat questionable.)

I'll be back on a desktop soon and will likely leave it perpetually logged in then :-)

Peach

CurvedLight
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Does anyone use this ? ( IRC chat channel) I have logged on a few times in the last week and was the only one one ....

Ken

bpran
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Yes, I am there most of the time,
you probably on wrong server or wrong channel.
Currently right now we have 20+ people in there.

#corona
irc.freenode.net

CurvedLight
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@bpran - you were correct-- I was having issues with the IRC client on my iPad. Set up a client on my PC and see that there are ~24 people logged in.....

Now I just need to learn how IRC chat works :)

thanks
Ken

CurvedLight
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@bpran - you were correct-- I was having issues with the IRC client on my iPad. Set up a client on my PC and see that there are ~24 people logged in.....

Now I just need to learn how IRC chat works :)

thanks
Ken

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