[Droptable-magician] Is there any IRC integration / gateways?
Work in progress (and highly experimental): https://github.com/ninchat/ninchat-python/tree/master/ninchat/ircd
[Droptable-cloaker] also, what is this colored ball next to the message bar?
I think it's a connection latency indicator.
[Startup-superstar] Should this channel appear in the Ninchat channel search ?
Yes, it's called "REAKTORDD Sali1."
[Bigdata-ninja] how about Erlang for connection servers?
It would probably be a perfect fit; no reason not to use it, but you have to choose one.
[Scrum-meisseli] Why C++ and not C?
[Scrum-meisseli] Ah, RAII, right?
[Core-superstar] protocol buffers vs thrift?
Extending the original answer: While Thift supports RPC in addition to data serialization, we don't have use for its simple request-response RPC model.