KDE now has its own Matrix infrastructure

Hans Tovetjärn totte at chakralinux.org
Wed Feb 20 14:47:39 GMT 2019

On onsdag 20 februari 2019 kl. 15:37:32 CET Laszlo Papp wrote:
> > "IRC has been a good solution for a long time, but our channels are
> > currently
> > on servers KDE cannot control. It also lacks features users have come to
> > expect from more modern IM services."
> 1. Why does KDE need to control these channels?
> 2. This is still not a selling point for Matrix against IRC to be honest.
> Because one can set up an IRC server just as well as a Matrix server. So, I
> would not mention this in the article.
> I have the gut feeling that what KDE can only fairly claim is that some
> people prefer Matrix over IRC. We are all different and that is fine. I
> would not even use the term "better" or "worse" for either. It is just
> different. That is all. It is ok to be different though.

Fair enough, the server used to host webchat.kde.org is supplied by 
www.modular.im, so I don't know if it is, strictly speaking, controlled by KDE 
anyway, any more than the servers of Freenode are.

I like both IRC (Freenode, at least) and Matrix and would leave it at that. 
I'm sure that there has been a discussion prior to the decision made, where 
the pros and cons of each were presented.

Best regards,
Hans Tovetjärn (totte)
totte at chakralinux.org
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