I am—*sigh*—adding to the ever-growing pile of chat apps I use to communicate with various FOSS projects (along with Gitter, Slack, Keybase, IRC, etc).

Like all the other, non-IRC apps, the desktop version seems to be an app that runs appallingly on my linux system. Any tips for making it better? Stick with the web app? Find an IRC bridge? (any decent ones out there?) Use a mobile app?

@codesections if I can't plug it into my #bitlbee IRC gateway I generally don't use it. The exception is I have Signal and WhatsApp on my phone but that is mainly for direct one on one comms.

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I would love to adopt that policy. But there are so many good open-source projects that (sadly) don't use open communication platforms. Sometimes you (and by you, I guess I mean me) have got to meet people where they are, you know?

@codesections I get that. At work we are mostly IRC based but use Google accounts so have gtalk. Fortunately for text chat that's XMPP so it works well. I dod go to browser hosted solutions for video chat though. There does seem to be a bitlbee plugin for discord though so it might be worth a try?

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