|Konversation is a user-friendly Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client.|
If you are new to IRC (Internet Relay Chat), you need an application that's easy to set up. If you have used IRC before, you may well need power features. Konversation is the perfect answer to both these problems.
Start Konversation from your menu and you are immediately presented with the Server List screen.
The first time you use Konversation you will be invited to edit your identity.
|Nicknames must be unique, so it is wise to list a few variations on your chosen nickname, so that if one fails, the next one will be used. In the box below "nickname" enter a nickname you would like to use, and click Add. The Move Up and Move Down buttons will change the order in which Konversation moves to the next if a nickname is unavailable.
At the bottom of the dialog is a section named "Auto Identify". This is for servers which require a user to authenticate to prevent unauthorized access, and for networks which use "services" (called NickServ). NickServ is typically used by a server to reserve nicknames so that they may not by used by others than to whom the nickname is registered. Select the authentication type and supply a password.
It is not necessary to make any entries on theand tabs.
All that remains is for you to join the channel of your choice. The format is simple - for a distro channel,
/join #mageia-kde, for a country channel
/join #kde-fi, or maybe you want help with an application?
A list of useful channels is on the IRC channel page.
That's everything that's necessary. There are, however, a few things that are a real convenience, so worth considering now.
Konversation offers to place user-defined buttons into the chat window, so there is no need to memorize all those IRC instructions, as is often the case with inferior IRC clients employing a CLI or frugal TUI.
Most people use a few channels regularly, so it's worth while setting them to load whenever you start Konversation. For each channel that you find useful on a regular basis, right-click on the channel's tab and select
On the same right-click menu on tabs,. Then, go to . There is quite a long list of actions that can trigger a notification. You may wish to add a flag (which blinks the tab when the event occurs) for less important events, but I would recommend setting a sound notification for the following events:
That's it! Join a few channels and get to know people. When you want to get to know Konversation better,will introduce you to the many other features.
Tight integration with KDE, including support for connecting users in chat rooms to KDE Addressbook entries, makes for the best possible IRC experience for KDE workspace users.
Konversation is one of KDE's independently released applications, and its homepage is found here.
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