In reply to Pascal’s recent blog post committers roaming together, I thought this would be a nice time to tell the Eclipse community about IRC again. A popular venue in the open-source world to chat about things and roam is IRC. In Eclipse, we have #eclipse where users come to ask questions about their Eclipse problems, #eclipse-dev where committers hang out, and various other channels specific to projects. What I would like to see is more adoption of IRC by committers. It would be nice to say go in the #eclipse-dtp channel and find DTP committers and ask them about a problem or why they do something a certain way.
Come on guys, IRC isn’t like Gopher which went out of style in the 90’s… give it a try.