Introducing the Subway IRC Juju Charm

Subway
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A few weeks back I learned about a really interesting new Open Source project called “Subway” that was being developed by a Oregon State University student by the name of David Petersen. Jorge Castro the Cloud Community Liason for Canonical Ltd. reached out to me since he knew I also lived in Oregon and was just as fascinated as I with this very cool project and he wanted to get the contributors of that project to develop a Juju Charm to deploy Subway in the Cloud.

Although my ability to encourage the OSU folks to develop a Juju Charm failed I did go ahead and spend some of my spare time over the last week or two developing a Juju Charm which reached stable release today.

I really think Subway is an amazing project that has a lot of potential to compete with a variety of the IRC clients out there and some of the cool features about Subway that I like are:

  • Supports connection persistence to a Internet Relay Chat (IRC) Server.
  • Supports logging of activity upon disconnect from the Client.
  • Fresh Modern Looking UI that can be accessed from any Web Browser on Any Platform

I really encourage those of you who utilize IRC and have a server or VPS to give Subway a spin and if you work in the Cloud I would encourage you to checkout the Subway Juju Charm and the many other amazing Charms that are available.

Grab a copy of Subway from Github and the Juju Charm is available at JujuCharms.com and also via Github and feel free to Test Drive Subway here.

Subway in action(Click Image to Enlarge):

Subway IRC Client

 

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