IRC is still quite popular in Europe, but is little used in the US. One alternative to IRC is “Discord” — it has the same “type text” capabilities as IRC, but as far as I’m concerned, it is MUCH easier to use. It also supports voice channels.
And, yes, there is a Mac client - OSX and IOS - as well as access through the browser. https://discordapp.com It is pitched as “for gamers,” mainly because of its voice capabilities. > On Apr 7, 2018, at 4:31 AM, Mojca Miklavec <mo...@macports.org> wrote: > > Hi, > > I would like to announce the first online MacPorts meeting happening > two weeks from now, on April 21st at 13:00 - 14:00 UTC (if it takes > much longer than one hour, we are probably doing something wrong). > > Many people wanted to join us at the face-to-face meeting last month, > but could not make it, or it was too expensive to travel or ... > > This meeting gives you the opportunity to get involved into a lively > discussion about MacPorts future. Some potential topics could be: > - quick overview of the meeting in Slovenia > - plans for MacPorts release(s) > - website-related topics > but I would like to open the discussion now to suggest other more > important topics for this or one of the following meetings (if we end > up with too many proposals, we'll just organize another meeting to > keep this one reasonably short). > > We should ideally have an agenda ready two days before the meeting, so > feel free to come up with proposals, specific questions etc. > > Suggestions for the best platform to use are also welcome. IRC is > definitely one option, but some might prefer a combination of voice + > chat? I don't expect there would be a prohibitive number of people > participating for a voice conference. > > See you all in two weeks, > Mojca > > PS: Meeting notes from Slovenia can be found here: > https://trac.macports.org/wiki/Meetings/MacPortsMeeting2018#Sessions T.T.F.N. William H. Magill # iMac11,3 Core i7 [2.93GHz - 8 GB 1067MHz] OS X 10.13.4 # Macmini6,1 Intel Core i5 [2.5 Ghz - 4GB 1600MHz] OS X 10.13.4 # MacPro5,1 Quad-Core Intel Xeon [2.8 GHz - 16 GB 1066 MHz] OSX 10.13.4 mag...@icloud.com mag...@mac.com whmag...@gmail.com