In conjunction with Mobitopia, All About Symbian can offer you real time chat with other Symbian OS users through our irc (chat) channel on the Freenode IRC server. You can use many program
to access IRC (and hence All About Symbian chat), some of these
are discussed below. Alternatively you can can use this
page, which has an applet which will automatically connect you
to the chat channel.
Please note that the rules that apply to the forum (summary:
no warez or illegal software, be civil to others) also apply for
this chat channel. The channel is moderated by various people
inlcuding the forum moderators and other site admins. Once you
are in chat you can tell who these people are because they have
a '@' symbol in front of their name. Please also note that
the contents/chat of the room is logged and stored. These log
file will be available publically in the future.
Click here to use the
Java applet to start chatting right now...
The channel is open all the time for chatting. Below you can
see who is currently in the channel. Please note that Symbian
and Warlocks are bots who looks after the channel (bots are programs
not real people). We will be arranging a set time for a chat so
you get a chance to get together with lots of people.
People / Nicks currently online:|
Currently under testing... We'll get back to you.
These notes will be extended in due course, however they should
be enough to get you going.
Technical IRC bits
For those that know about IRC the All About Symbian/Mobitopia channel is
hosted on irc.freenode.net, and is called mobitopia thus:
Channel name: #mobitopia
This is all the information you should need to join the chat,
you can use these with the IRC programs specified below (or any
other IRC program). The programs come with help documentation
so you should be able to work out what to do. If not please post
to the forum and we'll try and sort you out.
Program which allow you to access IRC
Windows - the standard program for Windows is mIRC.
Mac - A Mac IRC client is available from ircle.com
Linux - a Linux client is available from kvirc.net
Symbian - To connect to the chat from your Symbian device
you could use WirelessIRC
(Nokia 7650) or 9IRC