Frequently Asked Questions

Does Srain support Windows?

Yes, please refer to Windows.

Why does the image upload button not work?

This function is implemented by a python plugin, therefore you should install python3-urllib3 and python3-request to let it work.

Warning

Image upload function is unavailable after 2018-09-10 Version 1.0.0rc1.

Why can’t I see people’s avatar?

There is not a specification for user avatar in IRC protocol (IRCv3 has an idea about it), so currently the avatar function is simply implemented by a python plugin, therefore you should install python3-urllib3 and python3-request to let it work.

Besides, you should set show_avatar to true in your configuration.

Warning

Avatar function is unavailable after 2018-09-10 Version 1.0.0rc1.

What is “relay message transform”?

There are many relay bots forward messages from other IM to IRC network, “Relay message transform” make these messages easier to read.

For example:

http://img.vim-cn.com/7f/5211f94b8bcfabf16a852907bc76001ee321be.png

To enable “relay message transform”, check /relay & /unrelay for more details.

Where are the log files?

Refer to Chat Logs.

How can I send message which has a slash(“/”) prefixed?

Please prepend another slash to the message.

Refer to Syntax.

How can I remove my stored password?

Since 2019-05-13 Version 1.0.0rc4, Srain supports password storage.

Just leave the password entry empty and check the “Remember password” checkbox before connect to server or join channel, the corresponding password will be removed.

Or you can use secret-tool (provided by libsecret) to manage all your stored passwords.