[kde-community] possible foss alternative to telegram/slack

Thomas Pfeiffer thomas.pfeiffer at kde.org
Tue May 17 15:36:58 UTC 2016


On Dienstag, 17. Mai 2016 12:33:25 CEST Nicolás Alvarez wrote:
> 2016-05-17 5:55 GMT-03:00 Marco Martin <notmart at gmail.com>:
> > Hi all,
> > Right now many groups are using Telegram as their primary communication
> > medium due to some limitations in IRC (mainly due to the ease of pasting
> > images inline the channel and the lack of fancy mobile clients for IRC),
> > there may be other valid reasons i'm not aware of
> > today i randomly stumbled upon
> > http://www.mattermost.org/
> > 
> > it seems to tick all the boxes:
> > * open source
> > * we can self host an instance
> > * fancy mobile and desktop apps
> > * inline multimedia attachments into messages
> > * and most important for us old farts: bridge to IRC :p
> > 
> > didn't try it, just stumbled upon it but may be something to be
> > considered?
> 
> There is no sane option for fancy mobile apps. You either compile your
> own apps, get a developer account on app stores ($99 for iOS, $25 for
> Android), get them through the app store review process, and maintain
> them forever; or you use the official Mattermost apps that are already
> in app stores, and pay Mattermost $20/user/year to send push
> notifications through their servers.

We already have a Google Play Store account, so at least that part would be no 
problem.



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