Changes between Version 18 and Version 19 of MobileFAQs


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Jan 25, 2009 7:19:33 PM (11 years ago)
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hopkapi
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added sections on getting the source, why the chargingness, and generally moved/tidied/edited minor things

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    7 === What exactly is Colloquy? Where can I find networks/channels to join? === 
     7=== What exactly is Mobile Colloquy? Where can I find networks/channels? === 
    88Mobile Colloquy is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client for the iPhone and iPod touch. IRC allows many people to connect to an IRC network and talk to other people in various rooms on the network. If you've never used IRC before, take a quick look through [http://searchirc.com here] to find a network and to hang out in! 
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    1010=== How do the completion popups work? === 
    1111 
    12 On a desktop IRC client you can usually press the Tab key to autocomplete a nickname when sending a message, which is really handy for saving you a whole lot of typing. Since the iPhone lacks a Tab key, and because there are also common commands and emoticons you might to use, Colloquy has chat completions. 
     12On a desktop IRC client you can usually press the Tab key to autocomplete a nickname when sending a message, which is really handy for saving you a whole lot of typing. Since the iPhone lacks a Tab key, and because there are also common commands and emoticons you might to use, Mobile Colloquy has chat completions. 
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    1414As you type, you’ll see suggestions that match what you’ve typed so far. These suggestions will only appear once you've typed two characters, and unlike the iPhone's own autocorrection, will be ignored unless you tap to insert one.  
     
    1616Tapping the Close (the gray "X") button will stop any more suggestions for that word, and if you're not a fan of the feature in general, you can disable it entirely in Colloquy's settings (Advanced Behavior, Chat Completions). 
    1717 
    18 === Can I run Colloquy in the background? === 
     18=== Can I run Mobile Colloquy in the background? === 
    1919No. Apple has not provided support for running any third party application in the background. Push notification (like Mail) has been announced, but are also not yet available to third party applications. 
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    2424The main way you can get past the limitation mentioned above is to use something called a bouncer (sometimes called a BNC or IRC proxy). A bouncer will stay online for you on a different computer or server which you then connect to from Colloquy. This is a service that Colloquy does not provide, it is something that you will either have to set up yourself or purchase from a third party. 
    2525 
    26 === What is Keyboard Selection? === 
    27 While we figure most people will prefer to tap chat-completion suggestions to insert them, Colloquy also offers the option of inserting them using the keyboard. You can switch to Keyboard Selection in Colloquy's settings (Advanced Behavior, Chat Completions). 
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    29 With keyboard selection, instead of only being able to tap suggestions to insert them, you can also wait a second after a suggestion pops up, tap the Space key until the suggestion you want is highlighted, and finally tap the Enter key to insert it. The Space key will only select suggestions if you pause from typing for a second, otherwise just as with Tap Selection mode, continuing to type will ignore suggestions (you can tell you've waited long enough when the Send key changes to Enter). 
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    31 If you accidentally invoke suggestions with the space bar but don't want them, either tap the Close button (the gray "X") or the Space key until the Close button is highlighted and then tap Enter to dismiss them. You can also keep typing while in this state, and Colloquy will insert a space and the letter you pressed while dismissing the suggestions. 
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    3326=== How do I change the default settings? === 
    3427Many settings, such as changing the transcript style, quit message or default nickname, can be changed by selecting Colloquy in the Settings application (scroll down). If there's a setting you want, it's probably in there. 
    3528 
    36 === Why do I have to quit Colloquy to change settings? === 
     29=== Why do I have to quit Mobile Colloquy to change settings? === 
    3730We're just following the Apple guidelines for handling infrequently-changed settings for iPhone applications. 
    3831 
    3932=== How do I change the way messages look? === 
    40 Select Colloquy in the Settings application and tap Transcript Style. Although you can't modify or add new styles yourself at present, there is a discussion as to how we might be able to do this in future releases on [http://colloquy.info/project/ticket/1375 ticket #1375]. 
     33Select Colloquy in the Settings application and tap Transcript Style. Previews of the different styles are [http://colloquy.info/mobile/styles.html available here].  Although you can't modify or add new styles yourself at present, there is a discussion as to how we might be able to do this in future releases on [http://colloquy.info/project/ticket/1375 ticket #1375]. 
    4134 
    4235=== How do I join a new chat room/message a user? === 
     
    4538=== How do I change the topic? === 
    4639Type "/topic " followed by the new topic and tap Send. 
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    48 === How do I report a bug? === 
    49 If you think you've found a Colloquy bug, check to see if you are running an earlier Colloquy version. Please update through the App Store if possible before filing bugs that may have already been fixed. Next you should [/project/search search] through the tickets to see if anyone else has already reported it. 
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    51 If you can't find a a previously reported bug, you are ready to file a ticket. But you first need to [/project/register register] before you can create a new ticket. Once you have registered, you will be able to [/project/login login] and [/project/newticket file a ticket]. Also, since we share the ticket system with Colloquy for Mac, you need to specify "Colloquy (Mobile)" from the component menu, and a mobile version from the version menu. Keep in mind, the better your bug report, the higher the chance that your bug will be addressed quickly. 
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    53 Once your ticket is filed, and you gave us an email address, you will receive email when it is updated or the status changes. After the bug is considered fixed, you will usually be asked to update to the most recent release of Colloquy and try it, to make sure that the fix works for you. 
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    55 === How do I get help for something that isn't listed here? === 
    56 The easiest way is probably to join #colloquy-mobile on irc.freenode.net, which you can get to from within Colloquy by tapping the "+" button in the Colloquies tab, then "Join a Chat Room", and finally, tap "Join Colloquy Support Room". 
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    5841=== What commands are supported? === 
     
    6750 
    6851While Mobile Colloquy takes the locale to search on Google, Wikipedia, or Amazon with from the system settings, it is possible to search using different languages. All you have to do is specify a locale other than your default one. This is done by typing a country code like "de" before the search term. So if you were American and wanted to search the German version of Google for "kuchen", you would type `/google de kuchen`. 
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     53=== What is Keyboard Selection? === 
     54While we figure most people will prefer to tap chat-completion suggestions to insert them, Mobile Colloquy also offers the option of inserting them using the keyboard. You can switch to Keyboard Selection in Colloquy's settings (Advanced Behavior, Chat Completions). 
     55 
     56With keyboard selection, instead of only being able to tap suggestions to insert them, you can also wait a second after a suggestion pops up, tap the Space key until the suggestion you want is highlighted, and finally tap the Enter key to insert it. The Space key will only select suggestions if you pause from typing for a second, otherwise just as with Tap Selection mode, continuing to type will ignore suggestions (you can tell you've waited long enough when the Send key changes to Enter). 
     57 
     58If you accidentally invoke suggestions with the space bar but don't want them, either tap the Close button (the gray "X") or the Space key until the Close button is highlighted and then tap Enter to dismiss them. You can also keep typing while in this state, and Colloquy will insert a space and the letter you pressed while dismissing the suggestions. 
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     60=== How do I report a bug? === 
     61If you think you've found a Mobile Colloquy bug, check to see if you are running an earlier Colloquy version. Please update through the App Store if possible before filing bugs that may have already been fixed. Next you should [/project/search search] through the tickets to see if anyone else has already reported it. 
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     63If you can't find a a previously reported bug, you are ready to file a ticket. But you first need to [/project/register register] before you can create a new ticket. Once you have registered, you will be able to [/project/login login] and [/project/newticket file a ticket]. Also, since we share the ticket system with Colloquy for Mac, you need to specify "Colloquy (Mobile)" from the component menu, and a mobile version from the version menu. Keep in mind, the better your bug report, the higher the chance that your bug will be addressed quickly. 
     64 
     65Once your ticket is filed, and you gave us an email address, you will receive email when it is updated or the status changes. After the bug is considered fixed, you will usually be asked to update to the most recent release of Colloquy and try it, to make sure that the fix works for you. 
     66 
     67=== Can I get the source to build Mobile Colloquy myself? === 
     68The full source for Mobile Colloquy is available from the Colloquy [http://source.colloquy.info/svn/trunk/ Subversion repository] and can also be [http://colloquy.info/project/browser/trunk browsed via Trac]. To build it, follow the instructions on [http://colloquy.info/project/wiki/Source%20Code this page] (building the Mobile Colloquy project rather than the main one) after you've installed the free [http://developer.apple.com/iphone/program/download.html iPhone SDK]. Be aware that to run it on a device rather than just in the simulator, you'll need to be enrolled in Apple's [http://developer.apple.com/iphone/program/ iPhone Developer Program], which costs a minimum of $99. 
     69 
     70=== Why are you charging for an open source application? === 
     71Firstly to support the developers who poured blood, sweat, and objective C into it, as they need, despite our best efforts, to eat. Secondly because putting anything on the App Store costs a minimum of $99 for the iPhone Developer Program membership, regardless of how open/closed the source is. Finally, charging for open source software really isn't that odd or rare, and is actually somewhat [http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/selling.html encouraged by the FSF]. 
     72 
     73=== How do I get help for something that isn't listed here? === 
     74The easiest way is probably to join #colloquy-mobile on irc.freenode.net, which you can get to from within Colloquy by tapping the "+" button in the Colloquies tab, then "Join a Chat Room", finally tapping "Join Colloquy Support Room".