Matrix community support channel


#1

Hi,

my second home server project after a Seafile server was about providing an own instant messenger and I ended up using matrix (which combines the freedom of XMPP with the look&feel of Slack, just not proprietary / centralized but as federated network like XMPP… some would call it a “hipster IRC” :wink: ). I run a matrix node since several months and just wondered if there is a Seafile channel in the matrix universe but didn’t found anything Seafile related.

Although I think that a forum like this is the much better way for supporting the community in long term a messenger based platform can be something “nice to have” so I founded a channel which you can find under #seafile:yuhu.ddns.net with your matrix client.
The channel / room can be visited as guest as well using a web app, for example: https://riot.im/app/#/room/#seafile:matrix.org

The channel has a RSS bot providing Seafile news.

See you!

@Seafile devs: The description of the channel indicates that it is an unofficial community channel but if there are any problems that I use the Seafile logo just let me know and will change it. Although let me know If you (maybe one day) want to take over the channel, I just founded it because I didn’t found any existing one (there is no problem changing the channel address later).


#2

Matrix is shit. Especially since matrix.org was hacked and you don’t know which packages are without viruses, you shouldn’t use them. What’s so bad about an IRC channel on freenode? I like Slack, but if don’t have to organize it’s just bloat. Seafile also had a Gitter channel long ago, no one uses it.


#3

So E-mail is shit because Yahoo was hacked (severa times)?
Or Seafile is shit because the server of a friend of mine was hacked?

You never know but thx to FLOSS: Compile it on your own. Like you do for the Seafile client because of the “chinese government”, don’t you? :wink:

Nothing is bad about an IRC channel in freenode if you like

  • centralized communication networks
  • a client look&feel of the “1980s”

You like Slack which is a proprietary “walled garden” but you don’t like a communication protocol like Matrix which provides you (almost) the same features but - in contrast to Slack - full autonomy because you can host your own server as part of a federated network?
Furthermore Matrix provides:

  • a reference client (riot.im which is available for all platforms and provides audio/video telephony
  • a communication network with a great availability: If a Matrix server which was the original hoster of a room (group/MUC) goes offline this doesn’t cut off the communication to users of other Matrix providers because the rooms are synchronized over all participating servers (in contrast to IRC/XMPP). Show me one open messenger protocol providing such a great feature.

Thx for the information, I will bridge it to the Matrix channel.

However: If you don’t like Matrix nobody forces you to use it.


#4

Unfortunately the Gitter Integration for Matrix reports:

Bridge returned HTTP 500 Internal Server Error: Guest access not allowed

@daniel.pan: Would you allow/enable guest access for https://gitter.im/haiwen/seafile so that I can bridge the Matrix channel to Gitter?


#5

We don’t use gitter. The https://gitter.im/haiwen/seafile maybe created automatically by Gitter during their initial marketing effort.


#6

Oh, okay. Better you close the Gitter channel then because it looks official but unmaintained.


#7

It is removed now.