In an email sent to eclipse-dev, Doug Pollock reminds us that we should try to build a nice community for Eclipse on IRC
This is just a note to try to encourage Eclipse committers to use IRC. It’s an excellent public forum — both for helping users and for getting to know other committers. We’re on Freenode (irc.freenode.net) and we maintain the following channels:
#eclipse – questions from plug-in developers and users
#eclipse-dev – Eclipse committer discussion and socializing
#eclipse-commits – lists all commits as they come in (cia.navi.cx)
We are also now registered as a group with Freenode.
So, please give it an honest try. The more people we have in #eclipse, the more people will likely get a quick response to their question.