Sysadmin maintains an IRC Bouncer (BNC) for all registered KDE developers. The software used for this bouncer is ZNC. The advantage of using a bouncer is that you can see what happened on a channel when you are not connected to it.
You can request an account via a sysadmin bugreport, mention your identity.kde.org username.
You will receive a password from sysadmin. Then you can login into https://bnc.kde.org:7778/ and configure the bouncer. Most of the settings are straightforward or explained in the user interface. Some nice settings are:
- add the freenode network, and configure the channels that you want to join.
- for each channel set the buffercount, this is the amount of lines you would like to see replayed when you connect.
Then you would need to connect to it. You would need the following settings in Konversation:
- add a new network, called KDE, connect at the start
- add a new server to the network, use bnc.kde.org as server, fill in 7778 as port.
- fill in "yourusername:yourpassword" (without quotes) in the password field and check the SSL option.
- you should not set any channels in konversation, it will join the channels you have setup in the web interface earlier.
Now you would need to configure to identify to the freenode network properly.
- don't use znc's 'nickserv' module. This only identifies after the connection. This might mean you get blocked because we all use the same ip-address. Better is to use the sasl module. This already identifies you at the moment of the connection.
- after you are connected issue '/msg *status loadmod sasl'
- after that issue '/msg *sasl set primarynick freenodepassword'