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This page serves as information base for users of the Ubuntu IRC channels. The Ubuntu channels can be found on the Freenode network, irc.freenode.net. xchat in Ubuntu has this network preconfigured and the main channel, #ubuntu, will automatically be joined

For more info about Xchat, see the XchatHowto

Channels

There are lots of Ubuntu related channels on Freenode, and everyone can create a new one. Here follow a list of channels urrently in use

(Last edit: oct. 11 2005)

List of Ubuntu IRC channels

Official channels:

#edubuntu

Edubuntu channel

#kubuntu

Kubuntu help channel

#kubuntu-devel

Kububtu development coordination

#ubuntu

Ubuntu help channel

#ubuntu-artwork

Channel for the Ubuntu Art team

#ubuntu-bugs

Channel for Bugdays

#ubuntu-desktop

The UBuntu desktop team

#ubuntu-devel

Ubuntu development coordination

#ubuntu-doc

Ubuntu documentation team coordination

#ubuntu-hardened

Discussions on the Ubuntu hardened project

#ubuntu-java

Ubuntu java development coordination

#ubuntu-kernel

Ubuntu kernel team coordination

#ubuntu-java

Ubuntu laptop development

#ubuntu-locoteams

Coordination of all local coordination teams

#ubuntu-love

About getting involved with Ubuntu

#ubuntu-meeting

All meetings are held here

#ubuntu-motu

Coordination of the Ubuntu MOTU team

#ubuntu-offtopic

The off-topic channel where evrything is on-topic

#ubuntu-toolchain

Coordination of the Ubuntu toolchain team

#xubuntu

Xubuntu development

Various localized channels, at this moment:

#ubuntu-br

Brazil

#ubuntu-deBR#ubuntu-de-treffpunktBR#kubuntu-de

Germany

#ubuntu-dk

Denmark

#ubuntu-esBR#kubuntu-fr

Spain

#ubuntu-fi

Finland

#ubuntu-frBR#ubuntu-fr-meetingBR#kubuntu-fr

France

#ubuntu-il

Israel

#ubuntu-it

Italy

#ubuntu-nl

The Netherlands

#ubuntu-no

Norway

#ubuntu-pk

Pakistan

#ubuntu-ph

Phillipines

#ubuntu-pt

Portugal

#ubuntu-ro

Romania

#ubuntu-ru

Russia

#ubuntu-sk

Slovakia

#ubuntu-tw

Taiwan

#ubuntu-za

South Africa

#ubuntu-zh

Chinese

#ubuntu.se

Sweden

#ubuntu.tr

Turkey

Unofficial channels:

#ubuntuforums

The Ubuntu forums team

#ubuntuusers

The German Ubuntu Forums Team Channel

#ubuntu-radio

Channel for Ubuntu Audio Broadcast Prototype Project

Logs

There are 2 logging bots active: ubuntulog and LocoBot. The latter can join your channel if you want to. Contact smurfix if you want this bot to join your channel.

The logs can be found online at

Infobots

The main infobot is called ubotu. He is owned and operated by cafuego. This bot contains the facts database and is active in #ubuntu. Details on how to operate him can be found on the UbotuUsage page. The fact database can be found on http://ubuntu.cc.com.au

The second infobot is Ubugtu and is only active in #ubuntu-desktop and #launchpad where he listens fro bugzilla/malone urls and bugnumbers and will give info about the mentioned bugs.

Registration

Lately freenode has become infected with spambots. To combat them, the main ubuntu channel is sometimes closed to unregistered users. Registering on freenode is really easy, see www.freenode.net/faq.shtml#nicksetup for the details on registration. In the future Ubuntu members with registered nicknames will be able to get an Ubuntu hostname cloak.