Commit 996a827a authored by louiz’'s avatar louiz’

Document the new dummy channel, and how biboumi creates and closes connections

parent fbcce3c1
......@@ -111,6 +111,21 @@ If compiled with Libidn, an IRC user has a bare JID representing the
To join an IRC channel `#foo` on the IRC server `irc.example.com`,
join the XMPP MUC `#foo%irc.example.com@hostname`.
### Connect to an IRC server
The connection to the IRC server is automatically made when the user tries
to join any channel on that IRC server. The connection is closed whenever
the last channel on that server is left by the user. To be able to stay
connected to an IRC server without having to be in a real IRC channel,
biboumi provides a virtual channel on the jid
`%irc_serve@biboumi.example.com`. For example if you want to join the
channel `#foo` on the server `irc.example.com`, but you need to authenticate
to a bot of the server before you can join it, you can first join the room
`%irc.example.com@biboumi.example.net` (this will effectively connect you to
the IRC server without joining any room), then send your authentication
message to the user `bot%irc.example.com@biboumi.example.net" and finally
join the room `#foo%irc.example.com@biboumi.example.net`.
### Channel messages
On XMPP, unlike on IRC, the displayed order of the messages is the same for
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