@rubenwardy mattermost, Rocket.chat?
@rubenwardy Riot.im has been absolutely amazing for me 😊 It's been a drop-in replacement for Skype and Discord for me 🙂
@MadestMadness @gxtony @RobinSohn @swedneck So, I'm looking into Matrix. I signed up using riot.im. I can't seem to be able to make groups of rooms, and I can't work out how to bridge my room to IRC. I want to make this as easy as possible, so ideally I'd be able to provide a link which leads to a sign up, and when signed up they immediately join the rooms. Riot.im also looks pretty terrible
First off they're working on a new version of riot: https://riot.im/experimental
IRC bridges are set up via the integrations menu, which is the button with 9 squares. You can also join #irc:matrix.org for help.
Here's a list of other bridges available: https://matrix.org/docs/projects/bridges
Matrix?they have a lot of bridges
@rubenwardy Maybe a XMPP MUC? Try Prosody as Server, and Gajim as Client on the Desktop or Conversations on Android.
@rubenwardy As others already suggested, look either into XMPP or Matrix/Riot. While I personally prefer XMPP, Matrix is easier to setup and has lots of bridges, so you would be able to use it via IRC.
@rubenwardy Definitely Matrix!
@rubenwardy I run a zulip insance for my company. We like it and the team behind it is excellent.
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