Convos rocks!21. Nov, 2020
This is a repost of toroid.org/convos-rocks.
Convos is a persistent IRC client that you can use from any web browser. After twenty-some years of using ircII or irssi running in screen on my server, I've become a happy user of Convos (for the past few years).
I'll be honest - it took me a while to get used to a web-based client, and there are still some ircII features that I miss sometimes. But there's also an upside. It's much easier to hack on Convos to make it do things you want. And it's such a relief that Unicode text just... works! Like magic!
Convos is a sophisticated application written in Perl using the Mojolicious real-time web framework with a Svelte frontend and extensive tests. It's a great example of modern web development, it's fun to hack on, and it has friendly and responsive maintainers.
Today was a Convos hackathon, and I took the opportunity to submit a few small pull requests, which were reviewed and merged promptly.