Slack-like chat (also for GSOC)

Ruben Di Battista rubendibattista at
Thu May 16 11:31:27 UTC 2019

I would like to stress once again about Matrix.

If we setup Matrix, we can bridge the channels with whatever service you
might need. First of all IRC, so people that like to keep hanging out there
can still do it with the additional benefits of having more people to talk

These other people would access the same chat stream from whatever client
they want to (we might need to setup self hosted bridges for them...). That
means potentially you can have bridges from Gitter, Rocket.Chat, Slack or
even WhatsApp if you like so, altogether working bijectively.

I would strongly consider it since this way we are not stuck with a
specific service but you can merge them together if you wish so...

I would propose to setup a Matrix community for Macports and bridge its
channels with the IRC ones. This does not need any self hosting capability.

As a step two we might also want to experiment with the Gitter bridge since
someone else already configured a channel there...

What do you think?

On Thu, 16 May 2019, 08:21 Rainer Müller, <raimue at> wrote:

> On 2019-05-14 18:11, Rainer Müller wrote:
> > For the self-hosted options, Rocket Chat would be an option. However,
> > when we used it at work, after a while I started to miss some kind of
> > threading for longer conversations. Although we also usually do not
> > have
> > long conversations or that much activity on IRC, so maybe this is not
> > that important here.
> Turns out the newest version of Rocket Chat already has
> "sub-discussions" for this, so my point above is not fully valid. I have
> not worked with the latest version, so my experience with Rocket Chat
> might be more limited than I thought.
> Rainer
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