It is replaced by Gitter. Please use this guide to connect and (re)join the awesome shopware community via chat!
Since 2011, the shopware IRC channel was active and well established.
Today, IRC is a little bit nerdy and we really love it. Most of the cool kids are playing on freenode.
But besides the coolness there are a few disadvantages that come with using IRC:
Of course, all these points are arguable.
But in the end, we wanted to have a chat community with easier access and more modern features.
We hope to not lose any old IRC users (we learned to love you all at #shopware) and get many new and interesting people to join Gitter.
Don't worry, we've got you covered.
There is an official bridge you can use to connect via IRC: gitterHQ/irc-bridge (you can host your own version if you want to).
Remember how we stated we love our IRC users? We do, indeed. Including you. <3