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

Aleix Pol aleixpol at kde.org
Wed Jul 14 23:58:28 CEST 2021

On Tue, Jul 13, 2021 at 12:30 PM Vladimir Minenko
<vladimir.minenko at qt.io> wrote:
> I also use Element (on MacOS) since the Qt CS times. Here are some hints from my experience. For the Qt CS, I created an account on matrix.org and added it to Element. This is a separate account, not your KDE account.
> Chat channels are called “Rooms” in Element. Searching for Rooms is under Rooms -> “+” -> "Explore public rooms”, but the search doesn’t work so well or the indexing is not ready for the new mirrored IRC channels yet. I tried to search for “qt”, and only the one for Qt Created shows up.
> I added channels directly by copy-n-paste from the list in the Cristians’s email into the"Explore rooms” field showing up under  "Explore public rooms” , e.g. #qt:kde.org . It cannot be found, but you can just hit the “join” button and you are done.
> I hope this helps!
> PS. As a yet another web app, Element eats another 700MB RAM, plus 1.4GB RAM for its “renderer" on my mac… 2GB per a web app?… Wow…

Hi Vladimir,

Note that you can use Neochat:

It's what I've been using for a while, like many of us in KDE,
although not on mac. We don't have official mac builds yet but there's
nightly builds.

It's a Qt application that you can hack, it sure won't take 2GiB. (and
if it did, I'm sure some people here know how to help ;)).


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