[Development] Changes to Freenode's IRC

Carl Schwan carl at carlschwan.eu
Wed May 19 17:14:27 CEST 2021

Le mercredi, mai 19, 2021 4:49 PM, Giuseppe D'Angelo via Development <development at qt-project.org> a écrit :

> On 19/05/2021 16:37, Andy Nichols wrote:
> > Rather than just move to another IRC server, we should really take this as an opportunity to move to another chat service as the official Qt Project chat. IRC has a terrible user experience and is not at all accessible for people who haven't been using it for decades like many of us. It does us a huge disservice when trying to attracting new contributors to point to our IRC. There are lots of better options out there now (which I see some of you on already), so lets move on already.
> The mandatory question is always the same: which ones?
> Do they have goals, policies, end-user agreements that are compatible
> with a free software project? Do they have strong privacy requirements? Etc.

Matrix is a nice alternative. It's free software, with strong privacy
requirements (E2EE encryption for private chat and rooms, only need a user id + password
to register, ...). Also there is currently at least 7 clients written in Qt:
Nheko, NeoChat, Spectral, Quatermion, Kazv, Mirage and Fluffychat (Ubuntu touch edition).

Disclaimer: I'm a co-maintainer of one of the client listed above (NeoChat).

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