I’m not going into why you should use IRC here as that’s a full blog-post in it’s own. Just so much: When you’re doing OSS development then there is almost no ways around IRC.
But IRC in itself has had some major drawbacks for myself:
- I couldn’t log into IRC from different devices under one name
- conversations that took place when I wasn’t logged in where lost to me
- I didn’t get notified of mentiones when I wasn’t logged in.