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|[[Image:Konversation13_1.png|thumb|350px]]||'''Konversation''' is a user-friendly [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat Internet Relay Chat] (IRC) client.
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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.
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Start '''Konversation''' from your menu and you are immediately presented with the Server List screen.
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# Click <menuchoice>Connect</menuchoice> and you will see your connection being set up.
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The first time you use '''Konversation''' you will be invited to edit your identity.
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|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.<!--}-->
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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.
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All that remains is for you to join the channel of your choice.  The format is simple -  for a distro channel, <code>/join #mageia-kde</code>, for a country channel <code>/join #kde-fi</code>, or maybe you want help with an application? <code>/join #konversation</code>
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A list of useful channels is on [[Special:myLanguage/IRC_Channels|the IRC channel page]].
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That's everything that's necessary.  There are, however, a few things that are a real convenience, so worth considering now.
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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.
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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 <menuchoice>Join on Connect</menuchoice>
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On the same right-click menu on tabs, <menuchoice>Enable Notifications</menuchoice>.  Then, go to <menuchoice>Settings -> Configure Notifications</menuchoice>.  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:
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That's it!  Join a few channels and get to know people.  When you want to get to know '''Konversation''' better, <menuchoice>Help -> Konversation Handbook</menuchoice> will introduce you to the many other features.
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'''Konversation''' is a user-friendly [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat Internet Relay Chat (IRC)] client, giving you access to a large number of chat rooms dedicated to all manner of topics, including user support for KDE and most distributions. While ideally suited to users new to IRC, it also provides many powerful features for advanced IRC users, allowing you to gently grow your IRC chops during use. 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.
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'''Konversation''' is part of KDE's [http://extragear.kde.org Extragear] suite of applications, and its homepage is found [http://konversation.kde.org here].
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'''Konversation''' is one of KDE's independently released applications, and its homepage is found [http://konversation.kde.org here].
  
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If you are using '''Konversation''' for the first time, [[Special:myLanguage/How_to_chat_with_other_KDE_users#Setting_up_Konversation|this page]] will help you get started.
 
  
 
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* [http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=9927 Konversation on KDE-Apps.org]
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* Browse the source: [http://projects.kde.org/projects/extragear/network/konversation/repository KDE 4 version], [http://websvn.kde.org/branches/extragear/kde3/network/konversation/ KDE 3 version]
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* Changelogs: [http://projects.kde.org/projects/konversation/repository/revisions/master/entry/ChangeLog KDE 4 version] (active development), [http://websvn.kde.org/branches/extragear/kde3/network/konversation/ChangeLog?view=markup KDE 3 version] (no further development)
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Konversation is a user-friendly Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client.

Introduction

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.

Konversation for the new IRC user

Start Konversation from your menu and you are immediately presented with the Server List screen.

KonviServers.png

  1. It is possible to list many servers here, but the default, Freenode, is already set up -
  2. Consequently you can ignore the buttons for adding or editing channels.
  3. Click Connect and you will see your connection being set up.

The first time you use Konversation you will be invited to edit your identity.

KonviIdentities.png 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 the Away and Advanced 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? /join #konversation

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.

Conveniences

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.

Auto-join channels

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 Join on Connect

Play a sound when someone wants your attention

On the same right-click menu on tabs, Enable Notifications. Then, go to Settings -> Configure Notifications. 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:

  • Query - someone wants a private conversation with you.
  • Private Message - you have received a private message.
  • Nickname written - if your name is being used in a conversation you probably need to be part of the conversation.

That's it! Join a few channels and get to know people. When you want to get to know Konversation better, Help -> Konversation Handbook will introduce you to the many other features.

Konversation for the more experienced user

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.

Features Overview

  • Easy management of multiple IRC user identities.
  • Multiple server connections.
  • SSL support.
  • Per-channel encoding settings for international users.
  • File transfer (DCC) support.
  • Auto-away support.
  • Bookmarking support.
  • On Screen Display for notifications.
  • KDE Addressbook integration.
  • Collaborative drawing (think "multiplayer KolourPaint").
  • URL logger.
  • Auto-replace in incoming and outgoing messages.
  • Various bundled scripts, e.g. a "now playing" one.
  • Configurable theming.
  • Flood protection.
  • Blowfish encryption support.

Get Konversation

Usage information

Advanced usage


Links

Keywords

Internet Relay Chat, IRC client, chat, communication, extragear


This page was last edited on 31 December 2018, at 20:01. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.
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