|Eric Lucas on 6 Jan 2017 13:52:53 -0800|
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|Re: [PLUG] XKCD: Team Chat|
Someone should really make a self-hosted modern chat app like slack or
hipchat. Slack itself is based on electron (http://electron.atom.io/)
which is essentially chrome for desktop apps. I imagine XMPP/ IRC could
be used under the hood. Set your own AWS keys and a bucket for
attachments. Wish I had the development chops to take on something like
that. I bet it'd be popular.
I did just find Rocket.chat.
Looks pretty impressive and you can self host which is yuge.
On 1/6/17 4:30 PM, Eric Lucas wrote:
> We formerly used IRC and work but switched to slack. Zero config - just
> load the client, sign in, and go. Also, it handles things like emojis
> and inline photos.
> I prefer IRC but I don't have any strong negatives against slack (other
> than, as you point out, privacy.)
> On Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 3:34 PM, Greg Helledy <email@example.com
> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
> I read the comic, and it gave me a chuckle but also made me wonder
> what Slack was and why I hadn't heard of it. So I did a quick
> search and poked around on their website for a couple of minutes.
> Basically, it's a way to get you to turn over all your company's
> internal communications and data to the people behind the Slack site?
> (Privacy issues aside: is it that great? How is it better than
> some combination of chat + email?)
> Greg Helledy
> GRA, Incorporated
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