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IRC Gateway

Slack has an IRC gateway that can be used cross platform for any OS that has IRC. (Windows, Linux, Unix, BSD, etc.) No need for native clients.

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      • Art C commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Upvote this please. I don't want to have a half dozen different client software running. Adopting standard protocols such as IRC and XMPP makes everything easier to consolidate.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Now that Slack has closed off its IRC and XMPP gateways, MS should add it to Teams to teach them a lesson. It would be a great value added feature & used to lure customers away from Slack.

      • [Deleted User] commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        XMPP suport is a dealbreaker for users on cross-platform or who do not want to bloat their system with heavy clients. One central communication client is a life saver.

      • Hrvoje Kusulja commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Skype for Business server had XMPP / IRC option, but now Microsoft Teams does not have it..., please implement and open it to outside world federation ....

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes please! IRC is so much more efficient than MS-Team in a browser. (and using ms-teams with electron is close to unusable).
        (One OpenSUSE + hexchat representative)

      • Need more IRC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please please please Warren! We need eyes on this. This is incredibly important to anyone seriously considering replacing any tried and true solution!

      • Clovis McDougle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have the same issue as others, our Open Source team use IRC and we have to have Hexchat to talk to them and Teams for others. A IRC gateway and/or teams Linux client is a must.

      • Greg Wallner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We recently changed from Jabber to Teams , but if i cant use IRC it dont have much value for me.

      • Tobias Holmqvist commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a must for our company (12K+ employees) to be able to work with Teams and also needed for Teams to compete with Slack. XMPP would also be nice, but not as necessary as IRC.

      • Ulf commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please open to such "standards" as IRC. Helps a lot with a unified user experience, instead of having 2 or 3 clients competing for attention and screen space.

      • Bob H commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        One of our major projects uses Slack because of the number of external contractors who we work with on it. Now we have adopted Teams it would be nice to have just one tool, but at the moment integrating the external links on our AD/Teams isn't practical. An IRC gateway to Slack would mean internal teams could be using Teams and external contractors could continue to use Slack. If this worked it would be a good way to drive more people on to Teams and then get critical mass towards removing Slack.

      • Kassidy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Support for IRC and XMPP really is a must for a service like this, especially given how bloated the native client is.

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