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{{Talk|date = 2024-05-13}}

A comment [[User:Larry|Larry]] 13:52, 13 May 2024 (UTC)
: A reply [[User:Sally|Sally]] 19:32, 27 May 2024 (UTC)
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Layout of configuration section

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This discussion needs help as of 2024-05-18.
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ZNC can be configured in three ways:

  • Through a web interface
  • Via IRC commands
  • Via the XML configuration file (discouraged by the ZNC docs; we probably shouldn't cover this)

There are three ways of arranging these:

  • A different section dedicated to each
    • Useful for readers who only care about one method (probably everyone?)
  • A different subpage dedicated to each
    • Keeps the main article tidy (the web interface configuration will have lots of screenshots)
    • An extra hoop for readers to jump through
    • Not conventional
  • One section ("Configuration"), but each option is explained for all methods
    • I can't think of any advantages this provides

Any suggestions?

Waldo Lemmer 12:15, 4 May 2024 (UTC)

Settings that should be covered

This list is based on the web interface.

Mention that blank options inherit from above Not done
  • Global Settings
Maximum Buffer Size Not done
    • Your Settings
Auto Clear Chan Buffer Not done
Auto Clear Query Buffer Not done
      • Channels
Buffer Size Not done
      • Queries
Buffer Size Not done
      • Edit Network > Edit User
        • Modules
simple_away Not done

Waldo Lemmer 12:22, 4 May 2024 (UTC)

Caveats that should be covered

  • No intuitive way to exclude channels from being buffered or to list query buffers.
  • Web UI is at the IRC port, which browsers block by default. A hard-to-remember key in about:config needs to be changed.
  • Like most clients, it has issues connecting to irc.gentoo.org over TLS, since irc.gentoo.org redirects to a random libera server (each of which has a different cert). I got around this by always connecting to lithium.libera.chat, but I don't know if it's the closest server.

Waldo Lemmer 13:17, 4 May 2024 (UTC)