NodeJS wrapper to IRC using Websockets. It allows to connect to IRC using a browser supporting websockets.
The elevator pitch
How you should be able to explain what is MartIRC to your boss, in 30 seconds.
For end users wanting to connect to IRC Who need an easy way to chat MartIRC is a web application that works out of the box in your browser unlike JAVA applets that requires the JAVA plugin or basic IRC clients that require installation and configuration our software will allow users to connect to IRC through their browser in one click. No third-party plugin needed, fully web based interface and a chat relying on a well known and opensource chat network: IRC.
Both may be available from your OS package manager.
git clone git://github.com/knplabs/MartIrc.git cd MartIrc git submodule update --init npm install coloured npm install log
Running the server
sudo node server/server.js
Connecting to the server with you browser
client/client.html in your browser. The application will try by default to connect to the node server on
In the server area, you can write pure irc command and there is a set of shortcut, the same way than vi, for frequent commands.
:c - To connect to IRC
:s - To jump to server
:j #ubuntu or :j mike - To join a channel or to talk to a user
:k or :k #ubuntu - To delete the current channel or to delete a channel using its name
:n john - To change nickname