move the ubuntu irc channels to jabber ?

Toby Smithe toby.smithe at
Sat Oct 21 23:10:53 BST 2006

On Sun, 2006-10-22 at 00:05 +0200, Samir van de Sand wrote:
> > Except for federation, IRC has all of these features: gaim supports IRC,
> > users create channels, its an open and standardised protocol.
> >
> > IRC does not have federation at this point, so that seems to be the only
> > point of differentiation.
> It's not only that. I think Jabber is more user friendly, because you
> can manage everything via GUI. For example if you want to send a user
> in irc a private message you need enter command like "/nickserver
> register ...." and "/nickserver identify ...", you don't have to do
> this stuff in Jabber.
> So I've some people here who support this, I would file a specification  ...
> I hope we some further comments about this !

It's a nice idea, but people would become disenchanted as they are
familiar with IRC. They'd suddenly lose their service, and become

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