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#REDIRECT [[Chat]]
There is an IRC channel on the http://www.freenode.net network where people talk about GNU Radio called <code>#gnuradio</code>. This channel is also used during the [[DevelopersCalls|developer calls]].
Commit updates to the repository are also reported on <code>#gnuradio-commits</code>.
= Matrix Chat Server =
We have our own Matrix server for chat, to join using the web app use [https://chat.gnuradio.org]
If you are using an app that asks for the Matrix homeserver URL, use: gnuradio.matrix.ungleich.cloud
The IRC channel has a two way connection to the Matrix channel if you prefer using that user interface.
= Basic Etiquette in #gnuradio =
If you have never used IRC before, going here can be quite daunting and even intimidating. Veteran IRC users might seem unfriendly at times, but this is usually because of etiquette and customs typical to IRC channels. Here's some resources that can get you started quickly:
* http://www.pyladies.com/blog/irc-resources/
* http://www.ircbeginner.com/ircinfo/ircinfo.html
Some basic guidelines when going to #gnuradio for help:
* Just ask -- New users often make the mistake of asking &quot;Is anyone in here?&quot;, which is typically ignored (because you already know there's someone there by viewing the list of people in the channel). Briefly explain your problem, and don't wait for permission to ask.
* Don't expect immediate answers, and hang around for a few hours at least. People live in different timezones, and don't always watch their chat window. It is considered impolite to ask a question, and then disconnect after a short while if there was no answer.
* The guidelines on [[ReportingErrors]] still apply, although the nature of IRC means you have to condense your questions, and the direct feedback means you can discuss this in dialog.
* It often happens that discussions go off on a tangent, and suddenly a lot of people participate in discussions that can range from philosophical, across absurd to highly technical. This is just how IRC works. Don't be afraid to participate. Of course, you might not be getting the answer you want because of those discussions, but there's no guaranteed help in IRC, unfortunately.
* Of course, any rude or inappropriate behaviour is met by a ban. We want this to be a friendly place.
= #gnuradio and developer's calls =
We use this channel to coordinate our [[DevelopersCalls]]. Please make sure you join the channel when participating on a call (even if the actual call is held on Google Hangout or whatever we're using at the time). Also, when you're in the channel during these calls, expect a high level of noise. Calls usually don't go on for longer than an hour.

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