Matrix is an open standard for interoperable, decentralised, real-time communications. KDE is officially using Matrix for collaboration for KDE, superseding more antiquated and closed source services. Matrix is an open protocol and network for decentralized communication, backed by an open standard and open source reference implementations for servers, clients, client SDKs, bridges, bots and more. It provides all the features you’d expect from a modern chat system: infinite scrollback, file transfer, typing notifications, read receipts, presence, search, push notifications, stickers, VoIP calling and conferencing, etc. It even provides end-to-end encryption (based on Signal’s double ratchet algorithm) for when you want some privacy.
Furthermore, Matrix natively supports bridges to other protocols, such as IRC (the official KDE messaging channel). This means that you can use a Matrix client to join and use IRC channels like if they were Matrix rooms.
You can chat using your web browser and visiting KDE's webchat or you can use a desktop or mobile client. Here is a list of clients for your desktop or mobile devices.
That's it! You can start chatting with members of KDE's community.
After you have chosen you client, register with your username
Check back often as we will be adding new rooms as we go.
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Visual designers and Graphic artists discuss the look and feel of KDE software here.
The people from the work group that does promotion and communication with the outside world hang out here.
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Creators of Plasma for mobile devices hang out here.
If you have a question, come and ask here.
Here is a list of individual applications that have their own Matrix rooms:
The official matrix room is at: #kdenlive:matrix.org
Your IRC nickname will be available 24h and other people will be able to ping or contact you even if you are away from your computer. This can also be achieved by using an IRC bouncer, but Matrix has several advantages:
IrcsomeBot is a Telegram bot that can bridge a Telegram group with an IRC channel. However there are the following shortcomings:
/query, etc.). In fact, they won't even know that you are using the Matrix bridge instead of a classic IRC client.
You can search or browse IRC channels from Riot. Just type the name of the channel you want to join and you are done.
If your favorite matrix client doesn't have a similar feature, you can join any freenode channel by joining the following Matrix room:
For example, if you want to join the #kde-devel IRC channel, just type:
By default, the IRC bridge will use your matrix display name to generate an IRC nickname (ending with [m]). If you don't like the default nickname, you can change it by sending the following command to the
@appservice-irc:matrix.org bot (you will need first to start a private conversation with the bot):
@appservice-irc:matrix.org bot accepts raw IRC commands. To set the away status use:
!cmd AWAY <away_message>
!cmd AWAY Sleeping
To remove the away status just use:
Check out the FAQ maintained upstream: https://github.com/matrix-org/matrix-appservice-irc/wiki/End-user-FAQ