On martedì 8 agosto 2017 18:16:17 CEST, Luigi Toscano wrote:
On Tuesday, 8 August 2017 17:52:00 CEST Jonathan Riddell wrote:
Like all sensible open source communities we use IRC lots for real
time communication essential to making low bandwidth decisions in a
reasonable timeframe as well as socialising.
20 years ago IRC was cool but these days real-time communication in
the non-geek world long since moved other places such as WhatsApp, ...
We have an alternative already working, which bridges IRC (freenode.net and
I don't know how many times I should repeat this, but many
people are already
using successfully (I monitor few channels, for example).
So -1 for moving to Rocket.Chat.
I also want to stress that using matrix.org requires literally zero changes
to the current infrastructure (unlike the other chat apps).
Anyone can switch now: https://community.kde.org/Matrix
Riot.im works very well from smartphones. It should be mentioned that
native desktop clients are still not 100% ready (Riot.im is the only one
with proper end-to-end encryption), but for KDE-related public chats they
are good enough (I use Quaternion).