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Re: zenirc

If you wrote modifications to zenirc for speech you may want
to try integrating it with Ben's emacspak-zenirc module
--see the lisp/contrib directory on the emacspeak cvs
sourceforge site.
>>>>> "Gary" == Gary Lawrence Murphy <garym@canada.com> writes:

>>>>> "T" == T V Raman <raman@cs.cornell.edu> writes:
    T> Hi Ben -- Are you still using zenirc?

    Gary> I'm not Ben, but I use zenirc.  My short answer is
    Gary> no, I don't think it is seeing much development
    Gary> any more, no, I can't figure out how to get
    Gary> seperate channels in seperate windows, but I stick
    Gary> with it because it already has a rich set of
    Gary> modules, and it was no trouble at all to add my
    Gary> own outside-emacspeak voice support.

    Gary> I tried ERC and found it too limiting; at the
    Gary> time, I was working for a client who's developers
    Gary> lived on irc.openprojects.org.  Various features
    Gary> such as auto-name completions and abbreviations
    Gary> were the features that sold me on zenirc.

    Gary> When I released my zenirc-speech module (it uses
    Gary> speechd), I sent a copy to the maintainers of
    Gary> zenirc and received a nice thank-you response, but
    Gary> I haven't seen any changes to that codebase since
    Gary> I began using it.  The documentation on it is also
    Gary> pretty scarce, set in its ways as a "read the
    Gary> source" school of documentation.

    Gary> On the surface, though, I don't think there'd be
    Gary> any real obstacle to creating a multi-window
    Gary> extension.  Since I'm also new to intense use of
    Gary> IRC, I find I can't really track more than one or
    Gary> two channels (and have yet to figure out how to
    Gary> send a message to another channel).

    Gary> The only other essential missing feature, DCC, may
    Gary> not be possible from elisp; more than once people
    Gary> have asked me to dcc vital bits of code, and I've
    Gary> had to apologize and offer to email it
    Gary> instead. I've also been unable to trigger opening
    Gary> a private chat; I've use this in other IRC
    Gary> clients, and it could simply be a wrapper around
    Gary> /msg statements, but in zenirc, it appears to be a
    Gary> manual thing.

    Gary> -- Gary Lawrence Murphy <garym@linux.ca>: office
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    Gary> doesn't interfere with my work" -gary murphy

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