Hello hello! Attention all JBoss developers, contributors, and community
If you're only subscribed to the JBoss development mailing lists and
monitoring forums, you're missing half of the community action. These days
a lot of interesting debates and discussions are happening in real time on
Using IRC is easy. Just install a client (check out
for a big list), OR
use the FreeNode web chat feature at http://webchat.freenode.net/
connect over HTTP.
The next step is to register a nickname (and a backup nickname, usually
your main nickname with a "_" attached to the end). See
for information on
how (and why!) to do so.
Currently there are several channels dedicated to JBoss projects. The main
JBoss channels are:
#jboss - this is the channel which is primarily used for user
questions & answers. Everyone in the community should hang out here to ask
questions and contribute help!
#jboss-dev - this is where the developers hang out. And I mean
developers from just about every project, though the focus is usually on
JBossAS in this channel. If you're a developer and you contribute (or have
thought about contributing) to a JBoss project, join up!
#jboss-docs - this relatively new channel is focused on documentation
efforts surrounding JBoss projects.
There are other project channels too. Here's a list of just a few of them:
#jbosstools #seam #jopr #jbosstesting #richfaces
#netty #jbossesb #jboss-ejb3 #jbossts #jboss-remoting
#errai #infinispan #jboss-rails
If you're curious about whether there's a channel for the project you're
interested in, join one of the general channels and ask!
In addition, many of us who are employed by Red Hat will have a special
"cloak" attached to our user name. If you do "/whois" on an employee,
may see something like this:
--- [dmlloyd] (~David@redhat/jboss/dmlloyd) : David M. Lloyd
This makes it easier to pick us out of the crowd. If you're an employee
who does not have a cloak and you'd like one, send me a private email to
get set up.
Hope to see you all on IRC real soon!
- DML ☍