Greetings ManageIQ community!
I wanted to throw this out there, and see what people think…
We have been using Gitter for a while so far, and it has served us well, but it is starting to show its age. The desktop client hasn’t seen an update in about a year, and the iOS app hasn’t seen an update in a bit as well (in fact I cannot find the iOS app code on GitHub or GitLab anymore). Looking at the projects, I see very old PR’s with no feedback. So, I’m wondering if we should start to look for an alternative.
- Cross Platform (Mac / Linux / iOS / Android)
- Strong / Active Development
- Rooms with Permissions
- 1:1 chats
(feel free to chime in with others).
As for possibilities, I have seen a few open source projects start to move to Discord (https://home-assistant.io/blog/2017/07/03/home-assistant-is-moving-to-discord/), it was originally written for Gamers, but it has evolved quite a ways (and it is one of the few that is cross platform).
We can also look at running our own RocketChat server or MatterMost instance; both of these are solid Open Source apps, but we would need to maintain the servers (not really ideal).
I’m sure there are lots more (IRC, Matrix, etc); so I would love for the community to chime in.