IRC webclient that changes browsertab title on activity

Bug #1688178 reported by GunChleoc on 2017-05-04
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Widelands Website

Bug Description

I am almost never on IRC, because #free_irc_clients_4_windows_that_will_notify_on_activity = 0. Yes, I have tried all of them.

So, it would be nice to have an IRC browser client that will change the browser tab's title if there is any activity. I have seen those on other FLOSS projects, so it's theoretically possible.

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kaputtnik (franku) wrote :

The Webchat interface used on is the webinterface from freenode with some pre-settings shown in an iframe. You could try using that webinterface directly:

This webinterface gives you some options for notifications like:

Beep on activity:
Emit HTML5 notifications on activity:
Flash titlebar when nick mentioned or on query activity:


For some reason i couldn't open the options if our webchat interface is shown like it is. If i open the iframe in another tab the options could be opened.

GunChleoc (gunchleoc) wrote :

Finally found an IRC client that works (thanks, Hasi!), so this is low priority now.

To anybody using Windows that are looking for an IRC client that will actually notify you when somebody pings you: get Quassel

kaputtnik (franku) wrote :

Using kiwiIRC ( as our website widget, as you mentioned on irc, should be considered.

Some thoughts:
- kiwiIRC does not protect bots from joining the irc network. The widget we use does this automatically by using the google re-captcha-v2.

- The main reason to make IRC chatting possible on our site is just a try to get users in realtime contact with the community/developers in an easy way without much knowledge of IRC.

Other ideas:
In the page showing the chat, we could add an additional link to a wiki page containing additional information to IRC in general and links to clients. E.g. adding a link to Quassel.

Changed in widelands-website:
status: New → Opinion
GunChleoc (gunchleoc) wrote :

Having a CAPTCHA is indeed important. I'll post here again if I run into a webclient that has both features.

I think that adding a list of good IRC clients is the best solution for now.

Launchpad will hide "Opinion" bugs from the list, so I'll set this to incomplete - otherwise, we will never find this bug again.

Changed in widelands-website:
status: Opinion → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for Widelands Website because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in widelands-website:
status: Incomplete → Expired
kaputtnik (franku) on 2017-07-08
Changed in widelands-website:
status: Expired → Triaged
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