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The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. The correct title is #doom-tech.

#doom-tech is a Doom community technical discussion channel, not officially related to any particular project, although frequented by members of the Chocolate Doom, Doom Builder, Doom64 EX, Doomsday Engine, Doomsday Engine: Next Generation, Eternity Engine, Freedoom, Odamex, PrBoom, ReMooD and Simple Doom Editor projects.

Origins

In June 2006, jarlath posted a message to the prboom-devel mailing list, asking whether he should register an IRC channel for PrBoom. Jon Dowland suggested registering a channel for technical discussion which would not be specific to a particular project. Simon Howard then registered #doom-tech on the Open and Free Technology Community network.

The name "doom-tech" was originally thought up by Russell Rice.

Projects

Members from various projects including Chocolate Doom, Doom Builder, Doom64 EX, Doomsday Engine, Doomsday Engine: Next Generation, Eternity Engine, Freedoom, Odamex, PrBoom, ReMooD and Simple Doom Editor frequent the channel. The channel is also the official home of the Simple Doom Editor and Freedoom projects.

Anyone running a doom-related project is encouraged to use the channel for discussions -- it is hoped that cross-project discourse will be beneficial to all.

A CIA.vc bot also announces Subversion commits made by these projects, the bot was owned by GhostlyDeath but control was transferred over to Fraggle.

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