Circle is an IRC & Matrix client which merges the best attributes of a local client and the common screen+irssi recipe.
- Keep IRC connects and state on a backend server, allowing disconnections from local UI.
- Interact with a real local GUI for the frontend, instead of incurring SSH roundtrips for every keypress.
- Supports IRC, Matrix,
First, get the code from CPAN:
``` $ cpan Circle $ cpan Circle::Net::Matrix
$ cpan Circle::FE::Term ```
Now you can run the backend. Personally I keep UNIX sockets in
$HOME/var/run but of course feel free to use whatever path you like.
$ mkdir -p ~/var/run
$ cd circle-be
$ ./circle-be --socket ~/var/run/circle.sock
Now you can run the frontend, which connects to the backend server via ssh and connects to that UNIX socket.
$ cd circle-fe-term
$ ./circle-fe-term sshunix://server/var/run/circle.sock
Then in the Global tab, create a new Matrix network:
/networks add -type matrix Matrix
Then in the new MyNet tab for that network, configure it and connect:
``` /set homeserver example.org /set user_id @me:example.org /set access_token MDAxABCDE…
(for now, you’ll have to steal the access token from another Matrix client, such as Riot or App::MatrixTool)