Fantastic writeup about the Status investment in New Vector from @[email protected] over at @[email protected] http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/matrix-status-ico-gains-support-non-blockchain-decentralisation-technology-1656183
Matrix Live S02E02 is here for supporters at https://www.patreon.com/posts/matrix-live-s2-2-16373807, with a long tale of woe about our operational synapse issues this week, and a sneak preview of our new offices(!). Meanwhile, last week's park bench episode is here for all at https://www.patreon.com/posts/matrix-live-s2-1-16241659!
We totally jinxed the Freenode bridge by claiming it's stable again - for the last 24 hours it's been falling behind badly; potentially due to perf problems caused by Meltdown mitigation, or possibly just due to load. We're working on it.
@ColinTheMathmo @charlyblack @arx which system are you thinking of? video/voip calls are a fairly trivial extension to a messaging layer of any kind (e.g. see how short the https://matrix.org/docs/spec/client_server/r0.3.0.html#module-voip chapter is of the Matrix spec)
@charlyblack @arx @ColinTheMathmo One of the things that Whisper/Briar/Tox get wrong is starting off with everything p2p. We think thin clients are a Good Thing for mobile, and you really want a hybrid approach (p2p between laptops, servers, etc - but by default thinclient on mobile talking to one of those nodes).
@ColinTheMathmo @arx @charlyblack It's not there because it's Hard. We have it on the medium-term radar (https://matrix.org/~matthew/2016-12-22%20Matrix%20Balancing%20Interop%20and%20Privacy.pdf); meanwhile folks like Status (Whisper/PSS), Briar and Tox are trying for it too.
Just a follow-up on last year's stability problems on the Matrix<->Freenode bridge - since @[email protected] found the root cause (https://github.com/matrix-org/matrix-appservice-irc/pull/530) we are not aware of a single problem since it was deployed (on Dec 8). If folks have seen any explosions or other probs pls let us know!
The Season 2 premiere of Matrix Live is here (for supporters)!!! A slightly manic overview of the start of 2018 comes to you live from a park bench in West London: https://www.patreon.com/posts/16241659 Meanwhile, last week's exhausted Christmas special is up at https://www.patreon.com/posts/16120320
Synapse 0.26 is out! No changes since RC1 - adds support for letting ASes add users to a community; custom auth & user_dir improvements; and lots of bugfixes & improvements! https://matrix.org/blog/2018/01/05/synapse-0-26-released/
A slightly incoherent midnight Christmas edition of Matrix Live is up for supporters at https://www.patreon.com/posts/16120320 with donations from @[email protected] & funding updates, Riot/iOS drama & everything else that's happened over the holidays! Last week's ep is at https://www.patreon.com/posts/matrix-live-ep-16009874
Should have posted my thoughts on Decentralisation and why I wrangled the decentralized space at #mozfest @mozilla
Here's a Matrix Holiday Mini-Special, giving a quick review of our rollercoaster 2017 and some thoughts for what lies ahead in 2018. Thanks for flying Matrix everyone, and have a great solsticey holiday! :) https://matrix.org/blog/2017/12/25/the-matrix-holiday-mini-special-2017-edition/