I use the IRC plugin for jitsi desktop and it works, but there are a few issues.
One is that it opens chats with chanserv/nickserv/spammscanner or whatever bots the servers have running, and these are all treated as a new message. They can not be blocked as contacts (and even if they could that doesn’t seem like the correct solution), and it makes it hard to see when real messages from people arrive. A lot of irc clients have this issue but in jitsi it is especially bad.
Most of the commands don’t work. Even the ones that are apparently implemented.I think /join partially works and /msg but I think that is it.
Nothing has changed with this and it seems a pity that the majority of the work should be let down by a few small issues.
My question is can someone who knows the code base point me to the parts that govern these features so I can have a look? I haven’t done java for a while but I should be able to at least estimate how easy it would be to solve my issues. I am not even sure if the plugins are part of the main codebase or are separate projects.
I tried poking around but I find the search function on github to be completely inadequate and I feel like it would save me a lot of time, potentially hours, if someone familiar with it could drop me a couple of filenames.
I really like jitsi desktop but I feel it is falling behind its competitors. Open communication systems are too important to let them get squeezed out by the likes of whatsapp and skype.
Thanks for reading if you got this far.