Get in touch with active members of the group through any of the following means:
The Paparazzi electronic mailing list is a special usage of email that allows for widespread distribution of information to many Paparazzi users. It is similar to a traditional mailing list — a list of names and addresses — as might be kept by an organization for sending publications to its members or customers, but typically refers to four things: a list of email addresses, the people ("subscribers") receiving mail at those addresses, the publications (e-mail messages) sent to those addresses, and a reflector, which is a single e-mail address that, when designated as the recipient of a message, will send a copy of that message to all of the subscribers. (Wikipedia)
Or join the Paparazzi mailing list for burning new questions at:
After registering, you can send an e-mail to the entire group by using the address: email@example.com
Use the list wisely and it can help you getting answers to your questions. Once you learned about paparazzi, be nice and try to help out others in the future.
There are two more lists that are meant for developers:
- Receive commit logs on paparazzi-commits
- Get notified when builds on the CI server fail or are fixed again paparazzi-builds
The IRC Chat Channel
Network: Freenode Network Host: irc.freenode.net Channel: #paparazzi
On the freenode IRC server in the #paparazzi channel a dozen or so members are typically online, although often distracted. Stop by anytime and say hello to the group, but don't be discouraged by hours of inactivity at certain times of day. If you have a question, a member will typically see it, though sometimes much later, after you are offline. You can check for replies by remaining connected (even if you aren't around), by viewing the log, or by using a bouncer. Feel free to use the mailing list as well if you don't seem to get any response on IRC.
The IRC conversations are also logged and available here.
We also have an IRC bouncer running.
Web Based Access
You can use a web-based IRC portal that makes it easy for people to jump in from any computer. Simply enter a unique nickname, and say hello to the team! More active users will benefit from the power of conventional client software such as Xchat or mIRC.
A full featured IRC chat program is essential for active users. Download one of the many freeware/shareware IRC clients and put irc://irc.freenode.net/#paparazzi at the top of your favorites list!
- xchat-gnome is a popular and easy to use application for Linux. To install run
sudo aptitude install xchat-gnome
- Xchat2 is a free version of Xchat for windows or download a XChat Windows build or use closed source mIRC
- xchat-aqua is an opensource free IRC client for OS-X
Choose FreeNode and some nicknames in the network list and click Edit to enter the #paparazzi channel and a Nicserv password. Follow the instructions below to register your chosen nickname and password on the network.
Registering on the Freenode IRC Network
Registering is optional but is required for private one-on-one chats. Private chats are useful for pasting large amounts of code back and forth without flooding the group or for any off-topic discussion you may wish to have. Commands in IRC begin with a forward slash '/'. Type these two commands into your IRC client to register and log on.
Select your own unique password and use it in place of <password>. Make sure you are currently using the "nickname" that you would like to use.
/msg NickServ REGISTER <password>
You will now have registered your nickname to your hostmask (or IP address) and the Freenode IRC network will attempt to prevent others from using your nickname. You will need to identify yourself to the system now every time you log onto IRC with the command below. This can be added to the "perform" section of your software to be run automatically every time you log on.
/msg NickServ IDENTIFY <password>
These commands return output results as well, depending on what IRC client you are using to chat it may have appeared in either your main chat window or a separate server window where other server related messages appear. Check this window for confirmation.
Note: You may find that your IRC connection will occasionally be interrupted, leaving your nic floating on the server. When this happens the server will not let you log back on using the same nic until that nic has been dropped, usually within 30 minutes. The convention is to append an underscore to your original nic for temporary use. Bold text