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

Cristián Maureira-Fredes Cristian.Maureira-Fredes at qt.io
Tue Jul 13 10:59:24 CEST 2021


Just to finalize this thread,
as https://phabricator.kde.org/T14673 states,
the following channels are now bridged:

#qt-webengine:kde.org (irc: #qtwebengine)

To share the links to the channels
you can use the following:


changing 'qt-pyside' for the channel you want to share ;)

A big thanks to the KDE folks that help the process!


On 7/6/21 12:37 PM, Cristián Maureira-Fredes wrote:
> Hello,
> 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!
> Cheers
> 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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