[nmglug] nmglug irc channel

Wesley Robbins wezzels at gmail.com
Thu May 27 09:07:39 PDT 2021

Neochat is nice.  It works with the Garuda Linux distro.

On Thu, May 27, 2021 at 8:43 AM Akkana Peck <akkana at shallowsky.com> wrote:

> Mark Galassi writes:
> > If I might make a suggestion, IRC's model is annoying to many, including
> a super old timer such as myself.
> >
> > How about creating a Matrix room?
> I'm curious: what's annoying about IRC that Matrix fixes?
> > Of course it's all based on free s/w, with no proprietary javascript
> bits if you run it in your browser.  There are also desktop and mobile apps
> that are free as well.
> What open source Matrix client(s) do you recommend?
> aptitude search matrix on Ubuntu finds a lot of libraries
> but I'm not seeing anything that looks like a client, and none
> of the clients listed on https://matrix.org/clients/ seem to
> be available in the ubuntu repos. I'm game to try it if you
> can recommend a client.
> I gather that bridging between Matrix and IRC is supposed to be
> easy, though? So maybe we could have an IRC bridge, which would
> then give everyone a big choice of IRC clients.
>         ...Akkana
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