mastodon (AP)
Attention all IRC bridge users (cc & friends) - we have *finally* improved the format for bridging replies; Matrix should now be a much better citizen on IRC. (disclaimer: this reply format shamelessly stolen without permission from :P)
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Here's a little thing that may not be obvious to many people....

When you install an open-source app from Google Play or the Apple app store, there is no guarantee that what you install actually matches the public code.

@fdroidorg are doing a great service. They independently build the public source code for apps from scratch, review for common issues, and publish their builds. Thanks to "reproducible builds" it's possible to verify they do not tamper with the code.
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Vaccine 2 of 2 downloaded.
Installation in progress.
Estimated time remaining: 2 weeks.
Installation complete. 🎉

Hi all! We're the folks behind Co-op Cloud (, a project which aims to build out a digital configuration commons for tech co-ops and democratic tech collectives. Our approach aims to maximise sharing, co-operation and reuse for setting up and maintaining libre software infrastructure. We have a public matrix room at ``, feel welcome! The project is currently in public alpha and super young ☁️ 🎩 💻
#introductions #tech #coops #coopcloud #commons

Grandalſe mastodon (AP)
Image 1: 3 maisons dont une en feu, deux personnes tentent d'étendre le feu, une troisième personne les regarde perplexe (voire outrée).<br>Image 2 : la personne outrée arrose les deux maisons qui ne sont pas en feu en disans "all houses matter !!!"<br><br>#blacklivesmatter
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Tutanota ✅ mastodon (AP)
While the crypto wars continue, we would like to remind everyone of two very convincing facts for the pro encryption side:

✅ 1. Encryption can't be outlawed

✅ 2. Backdoors for the good guys only are impossible

Here is our stance on the ongoing crypto wars:

We seem to have been here before. The province begins opening up just as a new variant threatens to take hold. Our overall R value is about 0.8, but the R value for the Delta variant is over 1.2, and we're less than a week into re-opening. We'll see how we fare this time, but it didn't turn out that well last time.

Debian mastodon (AP)
The Debian Project hosts all its development IRC channels on and also has a thriving community on The Debian Project no longer has control of #debian on the freenode IRC network. We thank the former freenode staff for their tireless work over many years. Please read for more information about Debian IRC channels.
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Excellent write-up of our recent fuzzing expedition to proactively seek out and squash any bugs in Matrix’s libolm end-to-end-encryption library: read all the gory details at 🐛🪲🪳🕷🐞 mastodon (AP)

How governments and spies text each other

Esther Payne mastodon (AP)
Well that is an endorsement and a half. 😏

linear cannon misskey (AP)
conduit is running and federating on my 486!!!

i have a 486 as a matrix homeserver!!!
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NeoChat mastodon (AP)
We are adding options to NeoChat! Look at this fancy blur.
screenshot of NeoChat with a fancy blur
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Today, 5 years ago 12 people founded Nextcloud to create a complete Free and Open Source alternative to centralized proprietary cloud services and open core competitors.

Together we achieved a lot more than what we dreamed of. Thank you to everyone who is contributing! 💙
Thomas Kujawa mastodon (AP)
Happy Birthday!
happy birthday and thanks for your great cloud-system!

NeoChat mastodon (AP)
The new version of KDE's @matrix chat app, Neochat is out! NeoChat 1.2 comes with bubbles, a better text input component, fancy effects, an easier way to switch between accounts and much more. Go check it out!
Screenshot of NeoChat main viewScreenshot of wireworks
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NeoChat mastodon (AP)
Also checkout our release video by @veggero
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NeoChat mastodon (AP)
Everything is ready for tomorrow's NeoChat 1.2 release :) Here a sneak peek!
Screenshot of NeoChat 1.2

Marcus mastodon (AP)
How to join a #IRC channel via #matrix:

1. Type /join into your client.

Done! 🤯
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Abbie Normal mastodon (AP)
thank you !!
grin mastodon (AP)
also you get kicked every 30 days?

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muesli mastodon (AP)
WAT?! You're telling me there has been a team at Facebook designing and implementing this feature, and not one person has stood up and asked:

"Uhm, isn't that super creepy, even for us?"
Pirate Praveen mastodon (AP)
If your salary depends on not standing up...

This looks amazing. I'm going to have so much fun playing with it. Uhm, I mean, my kids. Yeah, my kids are going to have so much fun playing with it. I'm definitely getting it for my kids, and not because I want it. Right... mastodon (AP)
Last week the UK Govt published a new draft of their #OnlineSafetyBill, making UK corps liable for jail time unless they censor "harmful" content (without defining harmful). Targeted at Big Tech it instead directly threatens Matrix. Read & raise the alarm.
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kravietz 🦇 mastodon (AP)
Note they actually do take your arguments into account in the Impact Analysis (pages 106+). I fully support your position, and it should be reinforced by other projects, but their assurances don't look bad at this stage.
greenpete mastodon (AP)
I worry that people who are still using V.H.S. and still can't program them to record are making laws about tech.
Add to that, some have ulterior motives, we're definitely in for loosing more freedoms unless we make ourselves heard. mastodon (AP)

We have lift off! 🚀 We’re launching Spaces— the next frontier for how to group rooms and people in Element and, a giant leap towards discoverability.

Check the blog and join the public beta: welcome to the new dimension of Matrix! 🌌 🔭

Hans van Zijst hubzilla (AP)
Should work with Synapse 1.34, which was just released.
Hans van Zijst hubzilla (AP)
Yay!! Works like a charm! Thanks guys, keep up the good work! mastodon (AP)
Have you seen this? This Week in Matrix is out now! Synapse perf, MLS, Spaces, bridges and more! #twim #matrix #decentralisation
Thibault mastodon (AP)
The @matrix Live of this week was a tad technical but very interesting for whoever wants to have a better understanding of the limitations of Synapse and what Element is doing to overcome it.

Excellent job from callahad and Erik, both on finding issues, fixing them, and explaining them. I'd love to see more issues with that format!
Hans van Zijst hubzilla (AP)
Quite technical indeed, but even though I didn't understand all of it, at least it prompted me to dive into the subject of workers.

Matrix Live S6E21 Demystifying MSCs -

Great intro into what the #Matrix specification is and more importantly, how does one hack on things and finally get them merged.

Julian Sparber mastodon (AP)
Do you want to know more about the internals of fractal-next? Checkout my new blogpost about the internals of fractal-next

Kudos to @NGIZero for the funding of my work 😋
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air mastodon (AP)
great work, thanks for sharing!

Julian Sparber mastodon (AP)
one step closer to a working Matrix client: Fractal-next now sends text messages 😎
Elias Mårtenson mastodon (AP)
since you're writing a Matrix client, would you be willing to answer a question which had bugged me for quite some time?

I've noticed that all clients except for Element are not able to authenticate the key, meaning that I can never get rid of the warning abut an untrusted client. Is this particularly difficult to implement? There must be a reason why no clients do it?
Which key, and which warning, are you talking about?
lorabe mastodon (AP)
I read the article and i can feel the hype.

Now #Matrix promises to be the ideal #signal replacement, i just want to have a nice looking native client with E2E encription.

Hubert Chathi friendica
May the 4th be with you. I got my first dose of the AZ vaccine yesterday, which means that my body is now building a Death Star and trying to figure out how to blow it up.
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isn't AZ more like pre-built replica of Death Star? :) (Not an mRNA vaccine)
My understanding (based on ) is that AZ is DNA-based rather than mRNA based, but it's still the same underlying principle in that it contains the blueprints for your body to create the spike protein.

HedgeDoc 🦔 mastodon (AP)
Happen to have a gold feel for User Experience? Might even studied something as fancy as UX design? We are looking for you or at least your kind then! If you don't mind to spend a little bit of your free time with our frontend team and help HedgeDoc to become as easy to use as possible, let us know! /sh

And if you don't think you fit, you can still help us to find someone by boosting this toot ❤🦔

#HedgeDoc #UX #UI #community

vurpo mastodon (AP)
owo what's this
FluffyChat running on a Pinephone

Krille Fear mastodon (AP)
#fluffychat 0.30.0 has been released today 🎉🎉🎉 with a big refactoring under the hood, a lot of bug fixes, better room alias management, minor design improvements, Linux desktop notifications aaaaaaaand Linux arm64 support. 🐧

In theory it should run on #pinephone or #librem5 but I have no device to test it. Anyone here who wants to try and send me screenshots? 🙂
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It's working for me on the PP with Manjaro phosh, installed via flathub. I can connect to my own homeserver without problems and send/read encrypted messages!

Awesome work!
Baggypants mastodon (AP)
Flatpak works fab on my pinephone running Fedora. Really well done! mastodon (AP)
RT And the best thing: The federation across different institutions really works. I can still participate in project related chats with my former team while seamlessly supporting lectures at All out of one tool, one login.

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On the open network, the possibilities for academia are endless; read our blog how education can become more accessible, inclusive and open for everyone! 📚

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Trying to get a vaccine here is frustrating, with at least three different streams that you can go through to get vaccinated, one of which I only found out about from Reddit. But I managed to book a vaccination for next Monday. I'll consider it an early birthday present.
First vaccination done, and second vaccination appointment booked. mastodon (AP)

NeoChat can now handle URLs. Then clicking on them, your browser will ask you if you want to open them in NeoChat. Thanks to for designing the URLs scheme and adding the library support to libQuotient.

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We all want a secure and trustworthy Internet. In ‘A Digital Dystopia’, from explains why stopping calls for #encryption backdoors is critical to keeping the world safe online. 🔒

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DeepBlue V7.X mastodon (AP)
*Rolls the social media drum*

Check out our new release of Nheko, version 0.8.2:

It has edits, better notifications, screen sharing (X11 only), rainbow messages, a privacy screen and much, much more, especially bug fixes! Give it a try and if you run into issues, tell us on or on our bugtracker:

Have a nice day!

#nheko #matrix
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DeepBlue V7.X mastodon (AP)
Someone told me that, yes, yes, you should! <3
Wonder who lol

Ugh. Our Premier "apologizes" for the latest round restrictions and says that he "moved too fast". No, the problem is that you moved too slowly (there were warnings weeks ago that stronger measures needed to be implemented), and that you didn't listen to your science advisors about what measures to implement and implemented the wrong measures. mastodon (AP)

The matrix: URI scheme (designed by yours truly, with plenty of help from the community) is now "safelisted" by WHATWG: - looking forward to , allowing web applications to register as matrix: URI handlers!

Michael mastodon (AP)
ELI5, will this remove the need for links? I'll be able to place a link on a page that will directly open the "default" matrix client? Eg Element or Nheko or Neochat?

The Ontario government's plan for controlling the spread of Covid-19 includes giving police the authority to stop people who are outside and get their address, which even the police departments say they don't want, but you just know that it will be used by some police officers in questionable ways.

But their plan does not include making sure that essential workers have paid sick days, even though their science advisory team asked for it, and workplaces are one of the biggest causes of spread. mastodon (AP)
Open Tech Will Save Us #12 will be live 24 hours from NOW! Watch and friends presenting online crisis support tool using Matrix, Will Bamberg on the Open Web Docs project, and Bruno Windels developer of the Hydrogen Matrix client!
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It's time, again, to read This Week in Matrix! Hear from Cactus Comments creator on Matrix Live, see what's new with bridges, SDKs, clients, servers, tooling, PLUS more, interesting #Matrix and #decentralisation-related topics #twim
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