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

Oddvar Lovaas oddvar at matrix.org
Thu Jul 28 08:57:44 UTC 2016

Hi folks,

Someone asked if there's a desktop Matrix client - there is! Infact 
there are many; inluding 3 Qt clients (Tensor, Quaternion and NaChat), 
an electron-wrapped version of Vector and even an experimental IRCd 
(PTO) that you can connect to from any IRC client!

All of these can be found on this page: 

Best regards,

On 26/07/16 13:51, Oddvar Lovaas wrote:
> Hi again,
> Apologies - the direct link to the KDE room is: 
> https://vector.im/beta/#/room/#kde:matrix.org
> Best regards,
> Oddvar
> On 26/07/16 11:38, Oddvar Lovaas wrote:
>> 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: 
>> https://matrix.org/docs/projects/try-matrix-now.html
>> 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 
>> https://matrix.org/docs/projects/try-matrix-now.html#application-services
>> 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,
>> Oddvar
>> 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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