Developers official communcation platform is the mailing list provided at sxemacs.org. However, to discuss problems and assist users more efficiently there is an official IRC channel.
SXEmacs IRC channel #sxemacs is located at freenode (formerly known as OPN). Please use following URI to refer to it:
Fire up your favourite irc client and use:
/server irc.freenode.net to connect to the network and
/join #sxemacs to join the community.
Okay, you’ve decided to be active on IRC and hopefully help other users. You have joined the channel and idle around thirsting for hard problems by helpless users.
In that case you will have to have a reliable (not-changing) nickname that is linked to your person in order to refer to you. This will help us in blaming you if you misdirect users with your answers and even help us to praise you if you convinced RMS to switch to SXEmacs ;)
Therefore, freenode provides a mechanism to eternalise yourself via
the nickname you carry. Use
/nickserv register <password>
to engrave your nickname for your personal use.
This nickname is yours from now on. To identify yourself to freenode
/nickserv identify <samepasswordasabove>
Your user mode will be changed to +e in case of successful identification.
Whenever you see unscrupulous people carrying your nickname or your
nickname is ghosted because of a reconnection, you can just
/nickserv ghost <yournickname> <yourpassword> to send the
other client to oblivion.
Okay, now that you’ve registered yourself with freenode, you’re
nickname can be referred to, independently from whether you are
carrying that nick or not. Just do
/nickserv info <nickname>
to obtain some information on a nickname you see and like to refer
There is no influence on this access list on the users and developer’s side. It is merely up to the project lead who has control over it.
The only way to get one is to ask the project lead (SteveYoungs).
You don’t have an IRC client but still want to shoot the breeze with us on IRC? Then we have an answer for you… Chat from the web.