Hi guys. For last week we've been testing the new kid in the block called matrix.org
We have a disroot matrix server up and running, where you can login with your disroot account as well as create matrix only account. There is a web client called "riot" running at: https://chat.disroot.org and there are mobile clients (riot) available for both iOS, Windows Phone and android ( via fdroid recommended).
We're still exploring the possibilities. So far this is what is tested and currently available:
IRC bridge - You can join any IRC room hosted on various networks (eg. freenode)
IRC/SLACK Integration - you can integrate existing IRC/SLACK room into your matrix room
end-to-end encryption - works on both private chats and chatrooms.
Video/Audio calling - peer2peer calling in single chat using WebRTC
Video/Audio conferencing - works only on unencrypted chatrooms, routed through matrix.org Freeswitch server
Public Room browser - (webclient only) (experimental) you can browse through public rooms available on matrix.org. Soon, we'll add more servers and hopefully this feature will get more stable.
What are we currently working on:
- We are exploring possibilites to add bridges to enable cross communication between people using different protocols (xmpp, telegram, etc).
- Write complete howto for newcommers where we explain how matrix works, what are it's features and how to use it (help needed).
When this will be publicly available?
As you could read above, you can use it already. To have it officially public, first we want to gather some more feedback, we want to write an announcement and prepare the disroot.org site with all information regarding new service. Apart form that we need to prepare few more things server side to ensure the service is running stable.
So feel free to check it out, and give us your feedback, either by replying to this topic or directly on our matrix channel at: #disroot:disroot.org