Changeset 12b29db


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Timestamp:
2010-06-12T22:40:12Z (9 years ago)
Author:
Wilmer van der Gaast <wilmer@…>
Branches:
master
Children:
e5b521d
Parents:
1c8e5f7
Message:

Small doc update on multi-channel stuff. The "channel" command is not
documented yet.

Location:
doc/user-guide
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2 edited

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  • doc/user-guide/help.xml

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    1414  <varlistentry><term>quickstart</term><listitem><para>A short introduction into BitlBee</para></listitem></varlistentry>
    1515  <varlistentry><term>commands</term><listitem><para>All available commands and settings</para></listitem></varlistentry>
     16  <varlistentry><term>channels</term><listitem><para>About creating and customizing channels</para></listitem></varlistentry>
    1617  <varlistentry><term>away</term><listitem><para>About setting away states</para></listitem></varlistentry>
    1718  <varlistentry><term>smileys</term><listitem><para>A summary of some non-standard smileys you might find and fail to understand</para></listitem></varlistentry>
  • doc/user-guide/misc.xml

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    134134</sect1>
    135135
     136<sect1 id="channels">
     137<title>Dealing with channels</title>
     138
     139<para>
     140You can have as many channels in BitlBee as you want. You maintain your channel list using the <emphasis>channel</emphasis> command. You can create new channels by just joining them, like on regular IRC networks.
     141</para>
     142
     143<para>
     144You can create two kinds of channels. Control channels, and groupchat channels. By default, BitlBee will set up new channels as control channels if their name starts with an &amp;, and as chat channels if it starts with a #.
     145</para>
     146
     147<para>
     148Control channels are where you see your contacts. By default, you will have one control channel called &amp;bitlbee, containing all your contacts. But you can create more, if you want, and divide your contact list accross several channels.
     149</para>
     150
     151<para>
     152For example, you can have one channel with all contacts from your MSN Messenger account in it. Or all contacts from the group called "Work".
     153</para>
     154
     155<para>
     156Type <emphasis>help channels2</emphasis> to read more.
     157</para>
     158
     159</sect1>
     160
     161<sect1 id="channels2">
     162<title>Creating a channel</title>
     163
     164<para>
     165When you create a new channel, BitlBee will try to guess from its name which contacts to fill it with. For example, if the channel name (excluding the &amp;) matches the name of a group in which you have one or more contacts, the channel will contain all those contacts.
     166</para>
     167
     168<para>
     169Any valid account ID (so a number, protocol name or part of screenname, as long as it's unique) can also be used as a channel name. So if you just join &amp;msn, it will contain all your MSN contacts (as long as you have only one MSN account set up). And if you have a Facebook account set up, you can see its contacts by just joining &amp;facebook.
     170</para>
     171
     172<para>
     173To start a simple group chat, you simply join a channel which a name starting with #, and invite people into it. All people you invite have to be on the same IM network and contact list.
     174</para>
     175
     176<para>
     177If you want to configure your own channels, you can use the <emphasis>channel set</emphasis>.
     178</para>
     179
     180</sect1>
     181
    136182</chapter>
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