[Squeakfoundation][ENH][3.4] Enhanced IRC client

Robert Withers rwithers12 at attbi.com
Mon Jan 20 02:45:55 CET 2003

forget about this suggestion.  Craig straightened me out in the squeak 
chat room.  The newbies can use SqueaMap, right from the get go.


On Saturday, January 18, 2003, at 04:07 PM, Robert Withers wrote:

> all, I realize it is *very* late in the game, but the standard IRC 
> client is lacking.  The enhanced irc client, from Steve Wessels I 
> believe, is proven as a file-in.   I think it would really help new 
> users access the #squeak channel in style, so that we can bring them 
> up to speed faster.  A recent newbie, by the nick of oxblood, came on 
> and saw the light with examples of numeric auto-coercion and gained a 
> fast exposure to the browser features.
> Please consider a fast track exception on including this, since it 
> goes directly to helping the beginners that these releases are 
> ultimately for.
> One change should be to include irc.freenode.net:6667 as the default 
> irc server in the Profile, with perhaps an initial pop-up (Profile 
> Dialog) when the irc client is started.  The profile could have a 
> checkbox to auto-logon, whenever the client is started.
> thanks,
> rob
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