KDE now has its own Matrix infrastructure

Joseph Wenninger jowenn at kde.org
Wed Feb 20 14:41:59 GMT 2019


Hi!
I think the public dot.kde.org article was a little bit premature, registration does not work because of timeouts and/or CORS errors, ...
Best regards
Joseph Wenninger

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

> Am 20.02.2019 um 15:37 schrieb Laszlo Papp <lpapp at kde.org>:
> 
> 
> 
>> On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 2:30 PM Hans Tovetjärn <totte at chakralinux.org> wrote:
>> On onsdag 20 februari 2019 kl. 15:07:09 CET Agustin Benito (toscalix) wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > 
>> > On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 1:52 PM Hans Tovetjärn <totte at chakralinux.org> 
>> wrote:
>> > > On onsdag 20 februari 2019 kl. 13:36:37 CET Paul Brown wrote:
>> > > > Hi all,
>> > > > 
>> > > > KDE has been looking for a better way of chatting and live-sharing of
>> > > > information for several years now. IRC has been a good solution for a
>> > > > long
>> > > > time, but has centralized servers KDE cannot control, it is also
>> > > > insecure
>> > > 
>> > > In what way? You can connect and authenticate via TSL/SSL. If you bridge
>> > > Matrix rooms and IRC channels, I don't think end-to-end encryption will
>> > > work, so that doesn't matter anyway.
>> > 
>> > from what I see in IRC/telegram promo related channels, there are
>> > already discussions to be accurate when referring to IRC. It wouldn't
>> > surprise me if corrections are on their way.
>> > 
>> > Best Regards
>> > 
>> > Agustin
>> 
>> Yes. The original text:
>> 
>> "IRC has been a good solution for a long time, but it has centralized servers 
>> KDE cannot control. It is also insecure and lacks features users have come to 
>> expect from more modern IM services."
>> 
>> ...has been replaced with:
>> 
>> "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.
> 
>> 
>> The article is alright now.
>> 
>> -- 
>> Best regards,
>> Hans Tovetjärn (totte)
>> totte at chakralinux.org
>> 0x9731B8FCED15437F
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