On 2014-06-11 11:31:56, Michael Aye firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
would you care to share what you disliked with gitter.im? I'm asking b/c I'm also looking for a less posty, more chatty exchange forum for my projects, and since github is providing free private repos for scientists, I'm doing more and more (and more) on github, so I thought a chat client that links github projects to chat rooms is a fantastic idea. So what's wrong with it? ;)
I think Gitter will be fine in a few months from now--but specifically, I wanted IRC integration and notifications to Android/iOS. Their IRC integration is currently in alpha and does not work, and the Android client is still on the roadmap.
Now that we have IRC logs (http://bit.ly/skimage-irc, thanks to Stuart Mumford), and since I've figured out that there are free persistent connection proxies out there (see e.g. https://yourbnc.co.uk/) as well as a reasonable Android client (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xerodox.liteirc) IRC satisfies all my requirements.
As always, though, the conversation remains open. But in the meantime we at least have a place we can chat :)