As an irssi fangirl, I constantly search for solutions to enhance my IRC experience. One of them is logging which I adore. I log all my private conversations (for I’ve lost relevant email addresses, snailmail addresses, phone numbers, promises, threats and beautiful poems too many times before) for future reference to help my memory.
As I’m also using multiple platforms as my communication device (my Ubuntu desktop, my Xubuntu laptop, my IT2007HE2 Nokia Internet Tablet 770, sometimes my sister’s Windows XP, sometimes an odd Windows / whatever), and multiple protocols, I’ve used Pidgin for IM and irssi for IRC. This is quite problematic, since that by default results in
- my logs being on multiple computers
- different settings for each client I use
- inconsistency in my behavioural models
For the problems mentioned above, I’ve used bitlbee IM2IRC gateway before, and few weeks ago compiled a special version for my homeserver to allow Jabber to connect using other ports than allowed by default. This has solved most of my problems.
One still remains though, and this is the part where I yell for help – how can I use OTR with my setup? I’ve tried to look into the forums and apparently there is some steps already taken in the issue, for what I see Debian might be/is packaging a plugin for irssi-otr in the future. However, my home server is Ubuntu Hardy, and I want the OTR *right now*. EEEEEP. What to do?