Mifos on IRC (#mifos)

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a chat room system used by many Free/Libre/Open Source Software projects.   Create a nickname below and you can instantly chat with community members in the Mifos chatroom #mifos on chat.freenode.net.

#mifos on chat.freenode.net


type /nick to change your Nick name, /help, /cs help, /ns help, or /ms help for available commands

It's that simple to get going and be chatting directly with other Mifos users - alternatively you could install one of the IRC clients below.

Please click here to view live and archived Mifos IRC chat logs.

IRC Clients


Chatzilla is a simple and straightforward IRC client. It is a available as a Firefox plugin. If you don't have Firefox, install that first.


Pidgin is a feature-rich instant messaging client that can handle many protocols, including IRC. See this guide for tips on configuring Pidgin as your IRC client for #mifos.


  1. All mailing list etiquette also applies to the IRC channel.
  2. It may be tempting to repeat your question many times. Strive for patience instead. You may need to wait on the channel for many hours before receiving a response.
  3. Do not privately message others in the channel. Mentioning their nickname in #mifos is enough.

Other hints

  1. Many full-time Mifos developers are active during USA business hours.
  2. If you don't get a response, you may try again several hours later or earlier in the day.
  3. Once you have your IRC client installed, just click on irc://freenode/#mifos and you should be signed on to the channel.
  4. Register your nickname. It helps people recognize you, protects your identity, and allows you to send private messages.
  5. If you find you don't like Pidgin or Chatzilla, there are many other options to choose from.
  6. If you want to share, for instance, a stack trace or diff more than a few lines long, use a pastebin.
  7. mifosbot is there to log channel activity. If you want mifosbot to ignore something, preface it with [nolog] (including the square brackets)

Planning Poker on IRC

The Mifos IRC chatroom is home to our ongoing Planning Poker sessions to estimate User Stories for development.