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IRC Clients?

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:13 pm
by R2-D2
As many of you i'v started IRC before 1997... and i grow up with mIRC.
I notice mIRC on the list of download inside Reactos. But WHY?
mIRC is not even opensource, it's shareware in deed. Why should 'we' support it at all?
What happened to all other free clients?
So i'm suggesting some, that are really easy to use, and have mIRC-like-GUI for noobs(or oldskol fathers). :P

HydraIRC
IceChat
xChat
hIRC
ChatZilla
Pidgin

And there must a lot more... I think hirc is just freeware, not opensource, but it's worth 500 kb!

:lol: I know i sound a bit critic, but i just want to help improve ReactOS.
IMO offering shareware programs (without any alternatives) is kind of cheat to end-noob-user. Yes, yes... alpha... i know that too.

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:15 pm
by Haos
Dunno about rest, but me i like mirc. Havent found a client as good as it.

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:24 pm
by EmuandCo
Well, we are not like some Linux Fanatics out there which see the incarnation of satan himself in all commercial Software. Give me one good reason not to support really good Closed Source software, free or not? I have a legal Mirc License and I never regretted it to buy it.

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:46 pm
by R2-D2
A good reason to not support mIRC is that one user may not have credit card :P
Open source or not, that's just detail, i can help ReactOS dev. to know what the program uses, etc etc.
For me, freeware is enough.
I agree mirc is very good, but we could point some alternatives to users...
I'm glad reactos people aren't linux-gnu-fanatic, lol
Before someone complain, i can't read the chart, because the url contains *hack*... i have content filter at work.
But i could be using imageless browser or even be blind...

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:05 pm
by Z98
Providing a link in Download and including in ROS are two different things. The requirements for inclusion in Download is a lot more lax than getting something into ROS.

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:04 pm
by betaluva
as far as im concerned HydraIRC should be in the download list, mirc is confusing and annoying.

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:00 am
by dreams
Last time i tried Hydrairc and Xchat didn't work properly in ros. Stuff that is in the Download! application should work in ros.. :)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:30 am
by elhoir
dreams wrote:Last time i tried Hydrairc and Xchat didn't work properly in ros. Stuff that is in the Download! application should work in ros.. :)
It will (i hope). Remember ros in in alpha stage yet

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:49 am
by Blackcrack
Hy,

humm, a Irc/P2P/terminal/ip2ip-Cient with ZmOdEm
to files and code direct loading... and by side a p2p-client direktly inside programming :\ hummm... and all like mirc and xchat .... hummm...

only some idea :D

blacky

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:49 am
by LRN
First, AFAIK, mIRC is nagware. I.e. it will nag you every time you run it, but other than that there's no consequences in using non-registered version.
Second, you forgot Miranda. It's free software allright and it's IRC plugin is being developed all the time. Just today Miranda v0.8 alpha 10 shipped with new irc.dll featuring multi-account support.
Will Miranda work [soon?] on ReactOS or not is another question...

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:01 pm
by R2-D2
Thanks for all replies, yes i forgot miranda.
Nagware? lol. Of course there's no problem using after trial, except thats kind of illegal...
The programs on the list should work, i couldn't make FF 1.5 nor 2.0 work anyway...
I still think it's easier to make a open source prog. work on ros...

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:54 pm
by GreatLord
I been use xchat, mirnada and few other, but I always fall back to mirc
mric is powerfull and easy to use.
it doing the work it shuld do.

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:07 pm
by elhoir
i am using pidgin (gaim)! LOL
and xchat under Linux (the win32 version is not free)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:57 pm
by atarixle
There is a windows-version of irssi (console-based client). may be, this runs best, until the GUI of ReactOS doesn't work 100%.

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:18 pm
by elhoir
elhoir wrote:(the win32 version is not free)
Sorry, there is a free windows version, the issue is that it does not work correctly on my pc