Not normally, but as part of our contract, Element will be engaging in some special consulting work to actively migrate our existing communities.
This is super important! Glad to see this is included in the grand plan.
Not-quite-an-update: we have progress with the finance side. Hopefully a real update will come soon.
Looking forward to it!
Would using a preexisting matrix account work or shall we use a new one based on fasid?
We’ll participate in federation so you will be able to use an external identity. Using your Fedora Account might connect you to badges, groups, or other features, though – TBD.
Anyhow I am very excited by this change, I’m no stranger to IRC, but with Matrix at least I can see what have been said in my absence without a setting up a bouncer.
But nowadays I only keep Element around.
Yeah, I hope we can have a way to reuse our personal accounts for badges/groups/etc.
Besides the fact that I am not thrilled seeing the current trend of centralizing everything on EMS as Mozilla, KDE and Gnome are also using EMS, it would also be a problem to juggle between 3 or 4 accounts for people who are part of multiple communities (and expensive if each community pay for a account for the same exact service).
It’s not really the exact same service, as we’re paying for administration and hosting – resources used.
FWIW you can use your freenode registered nick in matrix. I’ve followed this guide and now I can use zodbot commands with my matrix user.
I filed an issue for this a while back, maybe there will be some more movement on it in the near future?
On a different note, in some ways I think it might be good that we haven’t launched this yet, because I think we will really benefit from the “Spaces” feature
and maybe we can launch with that now.
The “beta” spaces is scheduled to launch on May 17th, on stable channel
That sounds just perfect — I’d love for ours to launch with that.
Sorry for the expectation, but they did not release the beta feature on the stable channel. but have in staging channel. here:
I volunteered us to start on the staging channel.
A blog post of Element team
We could run the Fedora Social Hour to try it out!
Check it out in action! (will look like a normal room if you don’t have the Spaces beta enabled)
Looks slick I can’t wait for this to hit stable.
Also, is it time to start deprecating Freenode?
We’re probably going to migrate existing IRC channels to Libera Chat. A lot of people are not ready for Matrix-only world yet.