Installing GNOME Polari, a IRC Client.

30 May 2017

GNOME Polari

For this guide, I use my Fedora Workstation 25 Virtual Machine installed on my localhost using virt-manager, you can see how download and install pressing here.

  • This application is a minimal IRC client. It is designed to distill the IRC experience down to a super-simple interface. It also uses the GNOME telepathy backend, and allows you to reply to chat messages straight from the notifications.
    Then, install:

    sudo dnf install polari
    

Polari is an exclusive IRC Client that is the big difference with empathy.

Testing

Once installed, you’ll have this window:
You can see your chats (previously we use Empathy, so appears a list of created chats).

pol_init

If you press plus button, you can add net and choose your chat room.

pol_new

You can see your chats (previously we use Empathy, so appears a list of created chats). Then, you can choose your chat and connect.

pol-chats

Functionalities

  • IRC Client chat
  • Search for Id user and autocomplete to talk
  • Send Images and text messages.