>This has the effect of excluding interested developers who are not able or willing to monitor
an IRC channel throughout their day, but that is unlikely to be the intent.
There is #emacs on irc.freenode.net, where actual usage discussions of emacs are the
exception, and development discussion is rare, AFAIK. But it's good for a belly laugh.
There may be a middle ground for serious development discussion on IRC that is then edited and
posted somewhere. Taking the transcript, formatting it, and posting to
http://www.emacswiki.org, for example, would lessen the impact of the timezone and firewall
issues, though it would require either a) some discipline amongst the developers (it could
happen), or b) some hapless fellow to edit (but hey, it's on a wiki, so finding someone to
filter it and cross-link it should be less of a challenge).