On Thu, Nov 01, 2018 at 11:09:36PM +1100, Nick Evans wrote:
Potentially i have miss interpreted your question but
we are currently
looking into Rocket Chat......
looks like even more of an overkill than running ircd or something.
really, all i want is something simple for me and my partner to pass
quick notes to each other occasionally (probably not even a few times per
month)...mostly notes that aren't worth even the bother of spending 30 seconds
sending a quick email.
pidgin's bonjour plugin would be more than adequate if it was reliable -
minimal configuration, no server required. chat peers just find each other on
the LAN. when it works, it's good.
the trouble is that it often loses the ability to see or communicate with
other clients. can usually be resolved by restarting both clients, but having
to yell out "hey restart pidgin, i want to send you something" defeats the
purpose of not wanting to yell out or interrupt my partner when she's busy.
Essentially host your own Slack.
this isn't a selling point for me. slack seems to only have a purpose if you
pretend that things like irc and xmpp and email don't exist.
just one more "cool" reinvention of the wheel with obligatory tie-ins to
yet another corporate overlord, another great opportunity to turn myself
into a product. and fuck yeah, why not do it with nodejs or some other
security-nightmare dependency on untrustworthy code repositories?
The bundles (server/client) are super easy to deploy and you can have
seems like a lot more work than just running ircd or jabberd.
craig sanders <cas(a)taz.net.au>