I’d like to take a moment to promote the following chat rooms:
This forum is really great for having in-depth discussions on subjects related to the SAFE Network. But in some cases, maybe you don’t feel like creating a new topic. For example, you might prefer to first ask your question in a chat room and only create a new topic if necessary.
The #safenetwork:matrix.org room can be used for general discussion about the SAFE Network, and it’s a good place to ask for help!
The #safenetwork-dev:matrix.org room can be used for technical discussion about the core libraries and APIs of the SAFE Network, and it’s a good place to talk with other developers!
What is Matrix?
Matrix is a federated protocol for real-time communication. You can run your own homeserver (if you want to control your data). Or you can use any service provider you want (similar to email where you can choose between Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc.).
- riot.im (Web)
- Desktop (macOS, Windows, Linux)
- App Store (iOS)
- Google Play (Android)
- F-Droid (Android)
What about Slack and IRC?
It’s possible to configure bridges between Matrix and other chat networks!
Any messages you post in the Matrix rooms mentioned above will automatically show up on Slack and IRC (and vice versa: if other users post messages on Slack and IRC, you will receive them via Matrix).
Do I need to create an account?
No, creating an account is optional. One thing that’s really great about Riot is that it makes it super easy for guests to join. Here’s what you see when you open #safenetwork:matrix.org and you’re not logged in:
I really like that you’re able to see the conversation history right away!
If you don’t feel like creating an account, just click on join and choose a display name:
And now you can go ahead and type your message!
I think Riot is going to be very useful as a support channel because of how easy it is for guests to join
Feel free to let me know if you have any questions