A modern web based communication service on top IRC.
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A web IRC client written on top of React and Pyramid. It is aimed towards being an intuitive, collaborative IRC client across multiple devices of the user along with centralized logging.

System dependencies

# Dependency for crossbar
sudo dnf install -y libsodium libsodium-devel


  • Install the system-level dependencies
    sudo dnf install python-virtualenvwrapper libsodium libsodium-devel

  • Create a virtualenv
    mkvirtualenv waartaa

  • Install the required packages
    pip install -r dev_requirements.txt

  • Waartaa runs on top of ircb. So follow the instructions to setup ircb.

  • Run the ircb stores
    IRCB_SETTING=ircb.settings.py ircb run server -m allinone --port 9999

  • Run the development server
    python waartaa/app.py

  • Move to a different terminal and start
    cd waartaa/client/

  • Build JS assests
    npm start


  1. Setup and run waartaa locally.
  2. Report bugs or submit feature requests at https://github.com/waartaa/waartaa/issues/new.
  3. Feel free to pick up open issues from https://github.com/waartaa/waartaa/issues?state=open. Don't hesitate to ask for help.


  1. Mailing list: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/waartaa
  2. IRC: #waartaa on Freenode