Continuing the discussion from Trying out Slack?:
People really like telegram. I’ve just checked it out on a recent trip and I don’t see why we can’t create an IRC client that gives the same UX as telegram. We could even make some Mozillians customizations, like linking to your Mozillians profile if you want, to update your profile picture.
We could use some sort of bouncer or logger to allow people to see what messages they missed.
What are the other technical benefits of Telegram and how would we bring those to an IRC client?
Clearing up one or two things:
Matrix is not a new communication channel. It will not be set up to
create its own rooms that are exclusively accessed via itself.
Stage 1: It will be connected to IRC. The goal is to make it as
appealing as possible to Telegram users. Not specifically to try to get
people to stop using Telegram, but to try to make IRC appealing to the
types of people who very much prefer Telegram. If we try to connect
Telegram right away then there is less incentive for Telegram users to
help give input on making the Vector client better. People can just use
There are some questions about Telegram that don’t need to be
answered until we think the pilot with IRC is successful. At that point
things could have changed with Telegram for good or for bad. But if it’s
still popular, and if there aren’t any issues raised about connecting it, then we can use Matrix to connect Telegram to IRC.