Hi folk! If I recall correctly, one of the big pulls for having an IRC transport in the IM Gateway plugin was so that folks companies could point it at their internal IRC server and still communicate with IRC users. Also seemed to serve as a potential easy way to help folk transition from IRC to XMPP.
So I was kicking around an idea in my head and was wondering if it would have aided your efforts to migrate from IRC to XMPP. The concept is, a plugin for Openfire that answers on an IRC port and speaks IRC. It would have you logging into a real XMPP account and provide a subset of XMPP functionality based off what the IRC protocol supports. Kind of an IRC “interface” to Openfire. It seems like a fun project that I might look at but didn’t really want to put a lot of time into it if there was no interest.
So those with corporate IRC servers and such, if you would have rolled in an Openfire server with IRC support, would that have been a good thing? Is it moot? No point in it - you told people we’re moving and they moved? Let me know what your thoughts are! (don’t think this is limited to corporate folks, I’d love to hear from anyone who has an opinion on the subject =) )