Slack-like chat (also for GSOC)

Ruben Di Battista rubendibattista at
Thu May 16 11:34:24 UTC 2019

If you want I can try to setup the Community and the IRC bridge...

On Thu, 16 May 2019, 08:31 Ruben Di Battista, <rubendibattista at>

> 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
> with.
> 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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