Linaro public IRC details

Freenode is the public IRC system that Linaro uses to communicate.

  • Server: or
  • SSL: Yes, use port 6697
  • Channels:
    • #linaro for general conversation

    • #linaro-android for Android discussions

    • #linaro-armhf for ARM HF discussions

    • #linaro-dhg for Digital Home Group discussions

    • #linaro-enterprise for Linaro Enterprise Group (LEG) discussions

    • #linaro-gfx for Linaro Graphics and Multimedia discussions

    • #linaro-gsoc for coordinating Linaro projects in the Google Summer of Code

    • #linaro-infrastructure for Linaro Infrastructure discussions

    • #linaro-kernel for kernel specific discussions

    • #linaro-lava for LAVA discussions

    • #linaro-meeting for meeting backchannels

    • #linaro-meeting-2 for meeting backchannels

    • #linaro-mm-sig for the Linaro Memory Management SIG

    • #linaro-networking for Linaro Networking Group discussions

    • #linaro-pmo for project management discussions

    • #linaro-tcwg for Toolchain WG discussions

    • #linaro-tsc to contact the TSC

    • #linaro-virtualization for Virtualization discussions

Linaro Bot

Linaro is using a meeting bot for IRC meeting notetaking. More information are available here.

IRC Software

IRC Software for Linux

IRC Software for Windows

IRC Software for Mac

IRC web client

If you don't really want to configure an IRC client, you can use a web-based one for Freenode

Below are the webchat links to all the public Linaro Channels (Just click on the links below and follow the instructions to connect these channels)

All Linaro Public Channels -

IRC Firefox add-on

If you are using Firefox as a web browser, there's also an IRC add-on for it:

IRC on Emacs

If you are an emacs user, you already have an irc client part of your emacs 23 or higher. To activate presse Alt+x and type "rcirc". Then join any of the rooms you want since rcirc defaults to, which is the server Linaro uses for all their chat rooms.

Configuration challenges

Each of these applications is configured slightly differently; if you have difficulty configuring the server details then you can ask for help through email on the linaro mailing list.

Additional Configuration

Linaro IRC Proxy - Always "on" with logging

Typically, IRC requires you to run a connected client at all times otherwise you miss any communication that takes place while your client is disconnected. This can be overcome by using an IRC proxy and IT Services provides ZNC as a centralised proxy server. More information, including how Linaro employees and assignees can request an account, can be found

  • Linaro IRC Proxy. (This service is only available to Linaro employees and assignees - authentication is required to access that page.)

Register your IRC Nick

Get an IRC Cloak

  • Get an IRC Cloak to prevent your IP address from being visible

More information on IRC

A Guide to FOSS IRC Channels and Mailing Lists

A Guide to FOSS IRC Channels and Mailing Lists

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GettingInvolved/IRC (last modified 2015-03-25 22:06:02)