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

Oddvar Lovaas oddvar at matrix.org
Tue Jul 26 10:38:19 UTC 2016

Hi guys,

just jumping in here after briefly talking to Alex L. in Matrix. As he 
might have mentioned, Matrix itself is "just" the open standard. There 
are many Matrix-enabled clients - we collect all of them (atleast the 
ones we know about!) here: 

We are also working on a feature-rich client for web and mobile called 
Vector (vector.im) - and with Matrix' guest access feature you can try 
it without having to sign up at https://vector.im/beta/#kde:matrix.org 
(This goes directly to a KDE room I just set up).

Mobile clients are available on the Apple and Google stores, as well as 
on F-droid.

Matrix is not just messaging though (in fact all we are doing, is 
exchanging JSON-blobs), and we natively support VoIP calling via WebRTC.

Matrix wants to link together all communication services, and we already 
have an IRC-bridge, a slack-bridge, a gitter bridge and more. The 
community have written other bridges, including XMPP and 
hubot-integration to Rocket Chat. Again there's a list on 

I'm happy to try to answer any questions you may have on Matrix/Vector - 
either here or in Matrix! It would be great to get you all using Matrix, 
and I am very happy to help setting things up for you!

Best regards,

On 26/07/16 10:33, Riccardo Iaconelli wrote:
> Hi,
> On 18 July 2016 at 16:58, Filipe Saraiva <filipe at kde.org> wrote:
>> If there is some interest in this test, please let me know and I can
>> foward the reply for them.
> at WikiToLearn we set up a test instance on one of our staging servers.
> You can login with phabricator details on https://chat.wikitolearn.org ;
> It is a testing instance, so you're free to try all the features, but
> please try not to spam it too much; we're trying to use it in our
> everyday communication (to evaluate it) and would like to keep the
> database when (and if) we will move it to production!
> Bye,
> -Riccardo

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