Month: 2018-01


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patcon 05:00:36
hey @caasi! @itsmisscs and I were talking about bridging some other communities that we're involved with, and we know that y'all at g0v have done tons of work on this.

(I noticed that you've been active on the logbot sourcecode, so I thought that this area might be of interest to you. Pls do feel free to loop anyone else in, or let us know if there's a better place for this convo ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Basically, we've started to investigate matterbridge:

it is really well-supported, actively developed, and connects to lots of chat services already. plus, it's possible to host it for free on heroku:

do you think folks might be interested in converging on a shared tool like this? It would be really exciting if we were all working on the same codebases while connecting up our communities! ๐Ÿš€



matterbridge - bridge between mattermost, IRC, gitter, xmpp, slack, discord, telegram,,hipchat (via xmpp), steam and matrix with REST API



matterbridge-heroku - A Heroku buildpack to help bridge chat tools like Slack.

and by "started to investigate matterbridge", I suppose I'd be more truthful in saying "I've been actively using matterbridge for 6 months on a large-ish project" ๐Ÿ˜Š
itsmisscs 05:00:40
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caasi 05:08:43
wow. Let me check matterbridge first.

Currently there are 2 bots(logbot and slackarchive) and 2 bridges(slack bridge and telegram bridge). It will be good if we can have more services to archive infomation.

BTW, I think @gugod and @mrorz may be interesting too.

Gonna sleep now.
sounds like slackarchive is down though ๐Ÿ˜ž
whatโ€™s the telegram bridge? sounds neat!
@itsmisscs apparently 50 people are in this telegram group:

and it syncs both ways with #general :slightly_smiling_face:
oh cool! wow. we could have people join us via chat and not need to join slack! i think thatโ€™s worth looking into for #vnetwork
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mrorz 05:08:53
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patcon 05:11:06
@caasi cool! i'm happy to hear that you think it seems neat too!
patcon 05:15:45
fwiw, matterbridge is mostly really well documneted, but also has an undocumented general API that works kinda like any other bridge protocol matterbridge offers:

so i can imagine a custom gateway that takes EVERY channel for every protocol IN and sends it OUT over the API bridge protocol, so something custom like a big archival tool (currently logbot viewer?) could suck it all in and index it



matterbridge - bridge between mattermost, IRC, gitter, xmpp, slack, discord, telegram,,hipchat (via xmpp), steam and matrix with REST API

patcon 05:18:05
also, @zulip_bridgebot is apparently down since late dec ๐Ÿ˜ซ


<|@remco_verhoef> Hey man! Really enjoying your service, <|@slackarchive>, but it looks like it stopped syncing the 25th of December. I saw some other people on Twitter reporting the same issue. Any update on that?

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caasi 05:24:14
the telegram bridge:



tgircbot - telegram :left_right_arrow: irc robot

thx! but GO TO BED ๐Ÿ˜‰
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patcon 01:55:01
hi @ronnywang! i see that is listed in bottom contact info for, so:

may i ask what codebase you are using for Is it deployed straight from codebase, or are there any customizations that haven't been able to go public yet? (thanks a bunch for hosting it, btw!)



hackpad - Hackpad is a web-based realtime wiki.

ugh. sorry, spoke too soon. just saw your repo ๐Ÿ™‚
seems might be unmaintained now, with effort on the one I linked. but both pretty slow.

if you're interested in any help porting, i'll be happy to help, but seems to be working pretty well ๐Ÿ™‚
also, i could be eager to help upstream your changes to hackpad/hackpad, if you were open to that
ronnywang 10:22:00
@patcon all changes on middle2tw/whackpad are using Apache License too. Feel free to use them!
ronnywang 10:23:32
the major change on middle2tw/whackpad is to change the search engine from solr to elasticsearch
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ronnywang 10:24:55
and some โ€œshow moreโ€ bugfix from lanfon72