[Development] Mirror IRC channels on KDE's Matrix Instance

Cristián Maureira-Fredes Cristian.Maureira-Fredes at qt.io
Tue Jul 6 12:37:25 CEST 2021


Since nobody refused to this decision,
will contact the folks at KDE
to start the process of mirroring
the IRC channels into KDE's Matrix instance.

Thanks everyone!


On 6/28/21 12:51 PM, Cristián Maureira-Fredes wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Context
> -------
> After the "Improve the contributor experience" session at the past Qt
> Contributors Summit, many ideas came out related to an overall
> improvement to the contribution experience, mainly focused on new
> people joining the Qt Project.
> One of the topics was Communication,
> from which we (qt project people) discussed together with some KDE folks
> and agreed that bringing the Qt and KDE communities closer was a good
> idea, mainly based on the good experience KDE has currently on the
> platform.
> We have a good opportunity to do this via a bridge from our newly
> created Libera.chat IRC channels, to KDE's Matrix Instance.
> During the QtCS,
> we tried this out, and mirrored the #qt-cs IRC channel
> to Matrix: https://go.kde.org/matrix/#/#qt-cs:kde.org
> and according to the people that participated in the session the
> experience was nice, and it might be worth to bridge all the other
> #qt-* channels on IRC.
> Read more about Matrix: https://matrix.org/
> Read more about KDE's Matrix Instance: https://community.kde.org/Matrix
> Implications
> ------------
> If you prefer IRC, it's totally fine,
> this change would only imply that you will get more people
> on IRC to interact with.
> If you want to move to Matrix completely, this change will enable
> you to stay in touch with folks on the IRC channels.
> Permissions work different on Matrix than IRC,
> but with the current list of moderators in the #qt- domain
> we can easily assign permissions to people on the Matrix
> channels accordingly.
> Let's keep the discussion of other communication platforms
> outside this thread, while they might be valid, it's
> out of the scope of this proposal.
> Question
> --------
> I would like to ask the Qt Project if you agree or disagree
> with the proposal to mirror all the #qt-* channels from Libera.chat
> to KDE's Matrix Instance.
> If we don't have unresolved disagreements, I'd say we can
> proceed with the mirroring Monday next week, but if there are
> concerns, I would prefer to address them first.
> Cheers

Dr. Cristián Maureira-Fredes
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