Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet chat or synchronous conferencing. You are welcome to join the OpenMRS chat room on irc.freenode.net. There are numerous IRC clients from which to choose or you can visit our chat room directly right here.
If you're new, please see http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/irctutorial.html for a very helpful IRC tutorial.
Our IRC channels are available for real-time communication with other community members. They can be an ideal way to get help with a problem you're having, discuss development ideas, or just chat and share information. (We're not always serious!) Please remember: IRC is not meant to be a 24/7 helpline with immediate support. If your question is not answered right away it may be because no one is awake or no one is paying attention.
Try addressing someone directly by putting their complete user name into your question. This might get their attention faster. You should also consider posting a message to OpenMRS Talk.
Command to type
What it does
Sets your current nickname to YourName
Sends message to NickName in a private chat window
Sends text in a 3rd-person sort of way, e.g., "YourNickName starts to dance"
Shows you additional information about NickName
Logs out of IRC
There are a lot of other commands available. Search the web for information about them.
Some Internet providers block the ports needed for IRC. If this is the case for you, then you can use a proxy to join the channel through a web browser. You should be able to use this page to connect.
Our IRC channels are logged 24/7 by BotBot in case you miss anything. Additionally, older logs are archived here on the Wiki and are fully searchable.