Wow! Where did that month go?
March found us concentrating on completing the move of the dev.virtuemart.net domain to the new Rochen servers. The developer portal moved rather quickly, however, setting up the SVN proved to be a challenge. The new SVN is now up and running and is eagerly awaiting your commits!
There is a post about it here http://forum.virtuemart.net/index.php?topic=67537.0
We tried moving the developer chat the IRC to obtain better public chat controls than we have available in Skype, however, IRC was not well recieved. We are now looking in to Jabber. See here for more:
Why jabber? What is jabber? why not skype anylonger?
There are many advantages and also problems with skype. Skype has its focus on voice communication and uses a decentralised network for the data transfer. Reading code or copypasting makes no fun in skype. The more people join a channel the more lag and not sent messages appear. It is very easy to make a new channel, but it is not nice to use for subteams and things like this. There is no real channel control, very often people join the channel to get support and there is no way to stop that. On the other hand we should have a support channel like other opensource projects.
So we tried to use IRC at freenode. But IRC is soo old that it is really nasty to handle for administrators. Jabber is just the "new IRC" using the xmpp. The protocoll is just newer and makes managing channels, members and rights a lot easier.
The new jabber adress for the common room is
You can also use the virtuemart server to get an adress like email@example.com
There are different clients. Most people seem to suggest:
Last but not least we hope to have the maintenance release 1.1.5 out by mid-month.