Author Topic: Picture Guide to IRC  (Read 20788 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Juju

  • Incredibly sexy mare
  • Coder Of Tomorrow
  • LV13 Extreme Addict (Next: 9001)
  • *************
  • Posts: 5730
  • Rating: +500/-19
  • Weird programmer
    • View Profile
    • juju2143's shed
Re: Picture Guide to IRC
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2012, 11:19:28 pm »
Weechat can put itself in background like screen?

Remember the day the walrus started to fly...

I finally cleared my sig after 4 years you're happy now?
THEGAME
This signature is ridiculously large you've been warned.

The cute mare that used to be in my avatar is Yuki Kagayaki, you can follow her on Facebook and Tumblr.

Offline Adriweb

  • Editor
  • LV10 31337 u53r (Next: 2000)
  • **********
  • Posts: 1708
  • Rating: +229/-17
    • View Profile
    • TI-Planet.org
Re: Picture Guide to IRC
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2012, 06:18:19 am »
I seriously wonder why the windows IRC clients (not multi-things like trillian) really look (visually) bad and "old".
Seriously, the only one being a bit better is KvIRC but it's still not reaching half of what linkinus (thanks for that, I didnt know it) and Colloquy (the one I use on my mac, even though I'm more on my school pc laptop nowadays, with Mibbit) look like...
It seems to be the same case for Linux but on this platform I wouldn't say interfaces are of greater importance (compared to windows)
My calculator programs
TI-Planet.org co-admin.
TI-Nspire Lua programming : Tutorials  |  API Documentation

Offline DJ Omnimaga

  • Former TI programmer
  • CoT Emeritus
  • LV15 Omnimagician (Next: --)
  • *
  • Posts: 55925
  • Rating: +3152/-232
  • CodeWalrus founder & retired Omnimaga founder
    • View Profile
    • DJ Omnimaga Music
Re: Picture Guide to IRC
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2012, 10:59:52 am »
I think it's because IRC is mostly popular among older Internet users and those who participate in retro gaming or derivatives (such as calcs, which supports retro-like games). As a result, fancy interfaces aren't necessarily seen as necessary. IRC dates back in 1989, after all. :P

Also Windows in general takes far more resources than Linux, so that's another reason why one would choose a simpler interface over a bloated one.


Offline Adriweb

  • Editor
  • LV10 31337 u53r (Next: 2000)
  • **********
  • Posts: 1708
  • Rating: +229/-17
    • View Profile
    • TI-Planet.org
Re: Picture Guide to IRC
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2012, 12:41:23 pm »
Yeah, I have to agree the old style thing isn't necesarily a bad thing but at least there should be a choice :P
My calculator programs
TI-Planet.org co-admin.
TI-Nspire Lua programming : Tutorials  |  API Documentation

Offline DJ Omnimaga

  • Former TI programmer
  • CoT Emeritus
  • LV15 Omnimagician (Next: --)
  • *
  • Posts: 55925
  • Rating: +3152/-232
  • CodeWalrus founder & retired Omnimaga founder
    • View Profile
    • DJ Omnimaga Music
Re: Picture Guide to IRC
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2012, 02:23:33 pm »
I personally prefer that a nearly text-only application doesn't take 500 MB of RAM, though. :P In such case I would rather just open a chatroom in Starcraft II and chat while playing. :P
« Last Edit: October 21, 2012, 02:24:20 pm by DJ_O »