[nmglug] online chat systems like IRC and slack
mark at galassi.org
Fri May 3 07:41:32 PDT 2019
Satsangat> HPC is using Mattermost for instant messaging [...]
That's cool that they are going with a free s/w solution; the central
lab approach is "skype for business", continuing central IT's proud
history of picking proprietary and lame approaches.
This raises another interesting quesiton. I took a quick stab at
installing matrix-synapse, mattermost and "let's chat".
matrix-synapse is packaged in debian/ubuntu and seems to not need too
much other config, which is kind of cool.
On the other hand mattermost needs a mysql setup, and mattermost needs a
So here's my question: powerful as the heavy-duty databases are, when I
do a small-scale deployment I prefer to pick the SQLite option if they
have it. But often (like with mattermost) they don't have that option.
So I have to deal with yet another mysql setup, which is annoying.
Has anyone found a state of joy in their handling of many sql setups for
random bits of web backend s/w on their host? What's your secret? How
do you automate and set up an "unattended reinstall" when passwords are
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