Re: Matrix IRC bridge considered harmful

Hi folks,

We been in contact with Matthew from Matrix for some time already. I lately didn't have much time to invest on this, so we had have some delays on answering. However, it's our expectation that with the set up that we have right now the IRC bridge should perform as its best, as we are using servers from, the company that maintains paid severs with matrix services on them. We believe our set up is correct, but there might be some miss configuration somewhere, or the current situation it's already the best that can be offered.

We'll update you as soon as we have more information.


On Thu, 13 Feb 2020 at 17:16, Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro gnome org> wrote:
On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 4:15 pm, Britt Yazel <bwyazel gnome org> wrote:
> Attached is an image of the compact mode + dark theme. Just for the
> record.

The thing is, it really comes down to personal preference. I suspect we
have a lot of people who like web clients, and a lot of people who just
don't. With open protocols like IRC, XMPP, or Matrix, where lots of
client choice exists, you can use whatever you prefer. It's no problem
if you don't like any particular client because you can just use a
different one.

Myself, I like to see GNOME clients: polari, dino, fractal, chatty.
They look good next to our other apps, and vindicate the potential of
our desktop platform. But if we're going to have a web client, at the
very least do it using WebKitGTK, like Revolt does, to stick with GNOME
technologies and avoid bundling Electron.

I'll also suggest: whatever we use, it'd be nice to select something
with the potential to become a widely-accepted standard, like IRC used
to be. Chat has become a failed disaster area of fragmented walled
gardens, and when we have a choice between an emerging standard and yet
another silo, I think there's tremendous value in choosing the standard.


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