I’ve been tinkering more and more lately with irssi (tutorial coming up) as an IRC client and I recently also installed Bitlbee to allow gateway connections to outside IM protocols. Now, I can use my single IRC client to also connect to jabber, msn, etc and don’t need two clients.
Yes, I know there are clients out there that do this, like gaim. I’ve been using gaim for quite a long time but I think I am leaning now toward irssi as my full-time client. I’ll outline why in a future post, but this morning I wanted to outline installing and using Bitlbee gateway on an ubuntu machine.
In the interest of time I’m just going to link today to the writeup I did on the Ubuntu Community Docs. Check it out here. Comments and suggestions, as usual, are welcome here.