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R2-D2
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IRC Clients?

Post by R2-D2 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:13 pm

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.

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Post by Haos » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:15 pm

Dunno about rest, but me i like mirc. Havent found a client as good as it.

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Post by EmuandCo » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:24 pm

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.
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ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes.

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Post by R2-D2 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:46 pm

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...

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Post by Z98 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:05 pm

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.

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Post by betaluva » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:04 pm

as far as im concerned HydraIRC should be in the download list, mirc is confusing and annoying.

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Post by dreams » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:00 am

Last time i tried Hydrairc and Xchat didn't work properly in ros. Stuff that is in the Download! application should work in ros.. :)

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Post by elhoir » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:30 am

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

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Post by Blackcrack » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:49 am

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

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Post by LRN » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:49 am

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...

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Post by R2-D2 » Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:01 pm

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...

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Post by GreatLord » Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:54 pm

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.

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Post by elhoir » Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:07 pm

i am using pidgin (gaim)! LOL
and xchat under Linux (the win32 version is not free)

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Post by atarixle » Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:57 pm

There is a windows-version of irssi (console-based client). may be, this runs best, until the GUI of ReactOS doesn't work 100%.

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Post by elhoir » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:18 pm

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

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