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

Jonathan Frederickson silverskullpsu at gmail.com
Thu May 19 20:24:28 UTC 2016


On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 1:28 AM, Luca Beltrame <lbeltrame at kde.org> wrote:
>
> Il giorno Tue, 17 May 2016 20:18:37 +0200
> Thomas Pfeiffer <thomas.pfeiffer at kde.org> ha
> scritto:
>
> > Good point! I think we should use it internally extensively before
> > switching any public communication over to it.
>
> More food for thought: another alternative may be Matrix[1] a FOSS,
> federated service a la Jabber. Unfortunately it lacks "proper" desktop
> clients, but there are a number of web and mobile clients around[2].
>
> However, it looks a little more complicated to set up.
>
> [1] https://matrix.org/
> [2] https://matrix.org/docs/projects/try-matrix-now.html
>
> --
> Luca Beltrame - KDE Forums team
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I run a Matrix homeserver myself - it's not very hard to set up, there
are Debian packages for it that work pretty well. The Matrix devs also
run a bridge to Freenode, and you can self-host an IRC bridge if
necessary. (I hang out in a bunch of KDE channels through this!)



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