On 16.06.21 11:04, Thomas Martitz wrote:
Am 15.06.21 um 23:28 schrieb Enrico Tröger:
On 15.06.21 14:07, Lex Trotman wrote:
On Tue, 15 Jun 2021 at 21:18, Peter Scholtens via Users email@example.com wrote:
As an FOSS project, one further requirement I would suggest is to *keep* using an open source and federated protocol. Obliging infrequent users to sign on to a developer site seems like a too high threshold to me.
"To start chatting on Matrix you’ll need to sign up for a user account." -- Matrix intro
So its the same thing, just a different place, users will still have to make yet another account.
Organisations like Mozilla and Gnome seem to be running their own servers, but as Enrico said, that will only happen for Geany if someone does it _and maintains it_ ... and not just for his suggested three weeks ;-)
Exactly. If anyone wants to setup a <insert Matrix's term for a Geany related group> and/or maybe even a bridge to IRC, feel free. I didn't mean to stop anyone from doing so. Maybe it will be used like IRC before or even more. Or not. My only wish is that it should last a bit and, in my experience, hosting once setup works pretty good and on its own once you setup it carefully. But at some point something just breaks (for various reasons) and it needs work. So it's always rather a marathon than a sprint.
If anyone wants to build something like this or so, feel free to create PR for the website to mention it.
There seems to be some misconception. Matrix is a federated protocol. That means that there is no single instance that is the "host" of a #geany matrix channel.
Ok, fine. I was rather referring to that we probably want to mention the channel on the website as one possibility of getting and giving support.
If you want to write a bot to get the history on geany.org, or to serve coffee and drinks, then that's another story. However, the protocol (and python API for it) has been stable in my personal experience.
I know it will be very hard for Lex but no, I don't want to have again that bot and logs on the website and all this. I set this stuff up more than ten years ago and at that time I thought it's absolutely necessary and the hottest stuff :).