[pytest-dev] [RFC] experimenting with using matrix as chat/community platform for potentially superseding irc

Tyler Goodlet tgoodlet at gmail.com
Wed Feb 12 08:17:38 EST 2020

Been using riot/matrix since it's early start (used to work in
telephony and was at conferences with the team that started matrix). I
personally believe in it and think it's the future for an IRC
alternative. They had a hack a while back which was handled correctly:

They also used to have brutal syncing problems with the old app but
the new one (which I just recently installed) seems to have alleviated
most of these:


Definitely big ++1 from me.

- goodboy

On Sat, Feb 8, 2020 at 8:46 AM Ronny Pfannschmidt
<opensource at ronnypfannschmidt.de> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> since a while now i have stopped using irc directly/controlled and
> instead switched to a setup using matrix that i like much better.
> Matrix enables a few features that i really like, for example
> * multiple synced clients (on my computers and my mobile)
> * server side persistent history (where i don't have to manage/juggle logs)
> In addition my personal perception of the communication structure on
> matrix is close to irc in a sense.
> (this is a emotional perception hard to put into word, but i like that
> matrix is IRC-like with nice features while being not like slack&co at all).
> In order to see how acceptance works out for that,
> i'd like to set up a community with  a small number of channels for dev
> talk, support, general chatter.
> However before starting, i would like to get feedback from the community
> on the ML.
> -- Ron
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