The 2022 Matrix Holiday Update is here - looking back on all the news from the Matrix core team in 2022, both good & bad, and hoping for a better 2023. Happy holidays, and thanks for flying Matrix. https://matrix.org/blog/2022/12/25/the-matrix-holiday-update-2022 ☃️
@matrix thanks for honest update. For financial struggles I'd suggest foundation to focus on core chat functionality and spec. Leave the rest for third parties or later time when funding is no longer an issue.
Users are struggling with basic issues such as stuck notifications and E2EE failing for unknown reasons. New features are nice, but basic chat should be rock solid first.
But thanks for the year and I hope we hit 200M users next year :-)
@matrix I think some of the things you've been yelled at about by the security community are overwrought but that section on the crypto research reads petulant to me.
As always, glad to see progress on Matrix.
@hoyden it really wasn’t meant to be petulant - just explaining how we got caught in a horrible place between rewriting the crypto and then getting stuck fixing bugs in the old crypto. will edit it to spell out that we’re grateful to the researchers (although i’m curious on what came across as petulant).
@hoyden does https://github.com/matrix-org/matrix.org/commit/01ab983f58adb18440f16b9bfa9e3633ab8a60da clarify sufficiently?
@matrix I think this works great!
In fact, on a reread, I think the petulant vibe I read was mostly based on the frustration evident in the text. The clarification handles it very well.
I appreciate you guys editing so fast to make. sure matrix comes across well ✨✨
glad to see that matrix is getting further adoption! the "tragedy of the commons" has a bit of a loaded history. it may be in your interest to avoid it and find more fitting figures of speech instead. i hope you have success in finding a more sustainable development model. https://kolektiva.social/@HeavenlyPossum/109449321659418326
@matrix reading this was so nice.
I'm sad to learn Neil left, I hope the project won't suffer.
About location sharing: have you considered about the privacy issue of downloading tiles? This might disclose your location. I know there was a messenger that planned using #peermaps https://peermaps.org/ to mitigate that.
For the funding we are doing our part (with @copiepublique) but have you considered a progress bar? If crowdfunding platform use this pattern, it may work (gamification?)
@matrix there is another topic that is missing IMO.
Where is the "matrix dmoz"? I think matrix has a discoverability problem. I'm doing my part, creating themed spaces but where can one find a searchable list of (big) spaces? For newcomers, Matrix looks empty 😔
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