If you want to replace one of the most resilient, reliable, battle-tested tools in my workflow, with 30 years of inertia building clients, servers, libraries, bots, and tools, then you had better do a fucking great job at it, and Matrix doesn't.
I'm working on https://conduit.rs which is a new matrix server built in Rust. I'm trying to make it very easy to set up and run. Everything is contained in a single binary. You don't even need to install mysql or something to run it. (tradeoff is that it's much harder to scale horizontally, but that's not the goal)
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!