We are considering moving our IRC channel at Freenode to Gitter.
We would like to give it a try (meaning we'd keep both IRC and Gitter in parallel for some time), and mid-term replace it if we find the test satisfactory.
Among other benefits, Gitter would provide:
- Rich text and files (and an easier way for people to provide commands, logs, etc). - Notifications - History (without bouncers). - Easy linking to GitHub issues.
But, before starting testing anything, we would like to know what our community thinks about it.