We’re incredibly excited to welcome @firstname.lastname@example.org, creators of @WordPress@twitter.com, to the Matrix ecosystem with a strategic investment of ~M into @NewVectorHQ@twitter.com to support Matrix development and embrace decentralisation! Read all about it at https://matrix.org/blog/2020/05/21/welcoming-automattic-to-matrix 🎉🎊😱🚀
If you weren't able to join us live for Open Tech Will Save Us #2, remember you can still watch the stream recording - catch up with Mike Hoye, Eugen from Mastodon and a cracking Dendrite demo (it's working well!) #matrix #otwsuhttps://youtu.be/O3YP1TU-L_8?t=75
Very much looking forward to this Wednesday, when we'll host the second Open Tech Will Save Us event! @Gargron - creator of Mastodon! - will join us for a Q&A about scaling Mastodon.social, while @mhoye from Mozilla will present about "Verbs in the fediverse". Plus, more to be announced! https://matrix.org/open-tech-meetup/
Hi all - we've released a fourth release candidate for Riot 1.6 at http://riot.im/staging, incorporating lots of feedback and bug reports from last week's RCs. The more you help test cross-signing & E2EE search (via http://packages.riot.im/nightly) the sooner we'll be able to ship! :D
I started working on cross-signing in @Matrix.org with the initial spec proposal submitted in September 2018. Over a year and a half later, it's nearly ready to go live in Riot.im. We had a video-conferenced key-signing party today at work, which involved us yelling emoji over each other. It's nice to have people stress-testing something that you've worked on for so long, and have it hold up.
Lots of new homeserver development happening atm - between Dendrite having implemented V2 state res, Conduit rising from Ruma's ashes, and Maelstrom forming too! So no better time to publish a new guide for understanding V2 state res from @email@example.com: https://matrix.org/docs/guides/implementing-stateres
Many proprietary software companies are currently using the extended homeoffice situation of many employees to offer lock-in solutions gratis or even labelling them as "free". But take care to build on Free Software. Else your solution today might turn into a burden tomorrow:
Successfully using entirely self-hosted+federated Riot/Matrix/Jitsi/Etherpad/PeerTube to host lectures, teleconference with students, answer questions in chat, and collaboratively edit their code. Write-up is incoming. Once I take a nap.
Our servers are under considerable load as more people are working remotely. Everything is holding up and we plan to spend our next few days ensuring that we can continue to scale. In the meantime we appreciate your patience if we're slow to answer support tickets or issues.
The http://matrix.org server is seeing its highest traffic levels ever today. We’re battling to keep it performant (via incr optimisations to state res and the multimaster support), but meanwhile you may want to run your own server or get one from @ModularIM@twitter.com, @firstname.lastname@example.org etc.
Here are some Open Source tools that can help with remote work:
- @Matrix.org (and Riot.im or any other compatible client): chat, instant messaging (full disclosure: I work on Matrix.org as my full-time job) - @CryptPad: collaborative real-time document editing, kanban boards, spread sheets, and more - meet.jit.si: video conferencing - www.loomio.org: discussion and decision making